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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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    A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast — New York Times, 2011.0523

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    Ford and GM Going Photovoltaic — Wheels, 2011.0520

    Time to Pay the Piper: Evergreen Solar Must Repay (Some) Tax Incentives — Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0520

    Destination within Range — Nature, 2011.0520

    A Burning Issue — Nature, 2011.0520

    How Cities Across the U.S. Are Incentivizing Sustainable Development — Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0519

    Pensioners Come Forth for Fukushima — Deutsche Welle, 2011.0519

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

    IGCC Series: Prohibiting Floodplain Development — Green Building Law Update (blog), 2011.0518

    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

    Are You Sure Your Building Is Certified? — Green Building Law Update (blog), 2011.0517

    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

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