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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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    Ambitious Urban Redesign in Hamburg — Mother Nature Network (Blog), 2011.0711

    GGC Opens Student Center — Atlanta Real Estate, 2011.0711

    In the Eye of the Storm — China Daily, 2011.0711

    Oman EcoHouse Design Contest 
Is Launched — Khaleej Times, 2011.0711

    To Soak Up the Sun, First Prepare for Paperwork — New York Times, 2011.0711

    In the Old House, Some New Tricks to Save Energy — Boston Globe, 2011.0710

    Australia to Tax Nation's Worst Polluters — Associated Press, 2011.0710

    An Aggressive Ruling on Clean Air — New York Times, 2011.0710

    The Perfect Marriage of DIY & Affordable Passive House Design? — Triple Pundit (blog), 2011.0708

    Building Close to Budget Achievable — Stuff (New Zealand), 2011.0708

    Ethanol Industry Welcomes Compromise — New York Times, 2011.0708

    Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear — Global Warming is Real, 2011.0707

    EPA Rule Aims to Cut Smog, Soot from Coal Plants — Reuters, 2011.0707

    Haste Vs. Procrastination on Nuclear Waste — New York Times, 2011.0707

    HLA Looks to Exceed Current Sustainability Standards with New Siemens HQ in Munich — WAN, 2011.0706

    Mantle Plume Propelled India Towards Asia — Nature, 2011.0706

    Chris Briley: Green Architect, Big Thinker — MNN, 2011.0706

    A Safer Nuclear Crypt — New York Times, 2011.0706

    Deep Green Community to Grow Outside of Seattle — MNN, 2011.0705

    Future of Three Borough Properties Focus of EPA Workshop — Hellertown Patch, 2011.0705

    Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Much Worse Than Chernobyl — Green Prophet, 2011.0705

    New Ideas for Sustainable Architecture in the Americas — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.0705

    SERF Offered Up as Option to LEED — Crain's Detroit Business, 2011.0703

    Average U.S. Temperature Increases by 0.5 Degrees F — Science Daily, 2011.0630

    Portland Green Homes Outperform Non-Certified Homes for Fourth Straight Year — Matter Network, 2011.0628

    Regulator Confident in Nuclear Plant Flood-Protections — Reuters, 2011.0628

    Warm Ocean Speeds Melting of Antarctic Glacier — British Antarctic Survey Press Release, 2011.0628

    Q&A: David Gottfried — Metropolis POV (Blog), 2011.0628

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