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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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    Sustainable Architecture: Not Just a Buzzphrase — Mother Nature Network, 2011.0609

    42 Million Displaced by Natural Disasters in 2010 — Salon, 2011.0606

    LEED Third-Party Apps to Enable Online Commissioning for Buildings — Property Magazine, 2011.0606

    LEED Silver Reflects Campus-Wide Sustainability — Roosevelt Torch, 2011.0606

    Comprehensive Senate Energy Efficiency Bill Resurrects National Model Energy Code — Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0606

    The Price of Fresh Air — MIT News, 2011.0606

    Carbon Release to Atmosphere 10 Times Faster Than in the Past, Geologists Find — Science Daily, 2011.0606

    Developing Countries Pledge Bigger Climate Emissions Cuts Than Richest Nations — Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0606

    U.K. 'Zero Emissions' Housing Development Misses Target, but Satisfies Most Residents — New York Times, 2011.0603

    Net-Zero School Building Helps Teach Students Value of Sustainability — Planet Save, 2011.0603

    Green Performance Bonds Necessary but Risky — Green Building Law Update (blog), 2011.0602

    UK Ecosystem Services Declining — Nature, 2011.0601

    LEED Platinum Condos at Primera Terra — Jetson Green, 2011.0601

    New Jersey to Withdraw from Climate Change Initiative — Sive Paget & Riesel (Blog), 2011.0601

    Closeup: April's Tornado Outbreaks — New York Times, 2011.0601

    Office Building in Mount Gambier, South Australia Has Been Awarded a 5 Star Green Star — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2011.0601

    Design of NASA's Sustainability Base Revealed — Los Angeles Times, 2011.0531

    BofA Targets 15% Drop in GHG and 20% LEED Certification. — Green Biz, 2011.0531

    Japan Quake Rocks Fusion Project — Nature, 2011.0531

    Germany, in Reversal, Will Close Nuclear Plants by 2022 — New York Times, 2011.0531

    Groundwater Depletion Is Detected from Space — New York Times, 2011.0531

    A Labor of Wonder: Mapping 19,993 Trees in Central Park — New York Times, 2011.0530

    Record Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink — The Ecologist, 2011.0529

    Octagon Apartment Community in New York Powered by Fuel Cell — Green Building Elements (Blog), 2011.0529

    An Unlikely Power Duo Emerges in the Global Fight Against Climate Change — New York Times, 2011.0529

    Murder of Activists Raises Questions of Justice in Amazon — New York Times, 2011.0528

    Wind in 2011 — ENN, 2011.0527

    Cities Preparing Infrastructure for Coastal Flooding — Green Building Law Update (blog), 2011.0524

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