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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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    By 2015, We Could See a New Generation of Photovoltaic Technologies, Including 3D Solar Cells — Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0519

    Net Zero: Imagining Efficiency — Energy Biz, 2011.0518

    Garbage in, Garbage Out at EIA — Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0518

    You’Ve Got to Start Somewhere: A Climate Prescription — New York Times, 2011.0518

    Can Batteries Replace Power Generators? — New York Times, 2011.0518

    Japan Rethinks Its Energy Policy — Nature, 2011.0518

    NASA Ready to Test the Waters — Nature, 2011.0518

    Energy: America's Top Climate Cop — Nature, 2011.0518

    HOK/ Vanderweil’S Net Zero Building Retrofit Proposal Wins Competition — Digital Journal, 2011.0517

    Record Flooding Threatens Gulf Coast—Again — Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0517

    Britain Pledges to Cut Carbon Pollution in Half by 2025 (from 1990 Levels) — Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0517

    LED Bulb Makers Target 100-Watt Brightness — CNet, 2011.0517

    Historic Vicksburg, Mississippi Faces Flood Siege — Reuters, 2011.0516

    ConEdison Study Reveals New Roles for Green Roofs — Triple Pundit (blog), 2011.0516

    Major Reform for Climate Body — Nature, 2011.0516

    Energy Alchemy: Turning Building Energy Use into a Potential Profit Center — Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0513

    Why Mississippi Floods Were Expected — Nature, 2011.0513

    Sustainable New Orleans: How Katrina Made a City Greener — The Atlantic, 2011.0513

    A Study in Green Building on Campus — MIT News, 2011.0513

    Architects Design Two-Day Event to Explore Issue of Sea Level Rise — Portland Press Herald, 2011.0512

    Thomas Friedman Says Americans Must Return to 'Sustainable Values' — New Orleans Times-Picayune, 2011.0512

    United States Investigates Fracking Safety — Nature, 2011.0512

    Uber Green Oregon Building Not a Looker — EarthTechling (Blog), 2011.0512

    DOE Building Guides ‘Can Halve Energy Costs’ — Environmental Leader, 2011.0511

    Center for Neighborhood Technology — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0511

    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

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