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    CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY

    The Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, Illinois, moved into a former textile factory in 1987 and began its second renovation in 2000 to accommodate greater space needs. Designed by architect Jonathan Boyer (now a principal at Farr Associates), the new office space offers an exemplary model of sustainable adaptive reuse that takes advantage of environmentally responsible products and technologies not available in the 1980s.

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    AIA TOP GREEN BUILDINGS 2011

    The Kubala Washatko Architects faced a real challenge: create a large yet sympathetic addition to a Frank Lloyd Wright landmark. And the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin, wanted this new structure to be very green to boot.

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    MODERNIZING MODERN

    In the United States, there is a huge inventory of unused, underused, and poorly configured buildings, many of them modern-style. These buildings are a valuable resource, and until this resource has been exhausted, the pace and pattern of new building construction seen in the second half of the 20th century is a luxury that is not sustainable.

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    How Green Is My Future? — Nature, 2011.0511

    Denver's Oakwood Homes Offers Energy-Bill Guarantee — Denver Post, 2011.0510

    Liberia and European Union Sign Pact to Curb Illegal Logging — Nature, 2011.0509

    Methane Threat to Drinking Water — Nature, 2011.0509

    The Year of the Mud: Building a Cob House Documents Green Home Building with Cob — Green Building Elements, 2011.0509

    Nuclear Power Plants Cleared of Leukaemia Link — Nature, 2011.0506

    The New Faces of Greenwashing (and Their Mothers) — Fast Company, 2011.0505

    No Magic Bullet to Prevent Lower Mississippi Valley Flooding — Accuweather.com, 2011.0505

    Mississippi River Levee to Be Breached for Third Time — BBC, 2011.0505

    6 Questions to Ask before Signing a 'Green Lease' — Small Business Trends, 2011.0505

    Worries Rise Along with Mississippi River — KTBS, 2011.0505

    Environment, Tea Party Protests Target Duke Energy — Times Union, 2011.0505

    Govt to Decide on Evacuees Return in Early 2012 — Nature, 2011.0505

    Storm Warning — Nature, 2011.0505

    Developers Face Green Overload in Designing Cities — Globe St, 2011.0504

    Enviro-Friendly Construction Cheaper Long-Term — Toronto Star, 2011.0504

    Heat Waves Putting Pressure on Nuclear Power's Outmoded Cooling Technologies — Reuters, 2011.0504

    Heat Waves Putting Pressure on Nuclear Power's Outmoded Cooling Technologies — Reuters, 2011.0504

    Climate Scientists Told to 'Stop Speaking in Code' — Associated Press, 2011.0504

    Renewable Energies to Leap, Costs Fall: U.N. — Reuters, 2011.0504

    Demand for Gasoline in U.S. Continues to Decline — Associated Press, 2011.0504

    UN Renewables 'Bible' Says Clean Energy Can Outstrip Demand — Bloomberg, 2011.0504

    Sarah Palin Defends Oil Subsidies: "We're Only Talking about $4 Billion" a Year — Climate Progress, 2011.0504

    Defending the Atmosphere, Part 1 — Climate Progress, 2011.0504

    Review of 2084: An Oral History of the Great Warming — Climate Progress, 2011.0504

    Limits on Biomass Energy Proposed — Boston Globe, 2011.0504

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