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    KEN YEANG'S NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SINGAPORE

    The Singapore National Library commission represents Ken Yeang's first large-scale built project outside Malaysia. Won in competition against firms including those led by Moshe Safdie and Michael Graves, as well as the likes of Nikken Sekkei, the library also marks the beginning of a performance-based approach to architecture.

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    TIM ELIASSEN - STRUCTURAL GLAZING PIONEER

    Implementers and enablers are found at the leading edge of any innovative and emergent technology such as structural glass facade (SGF) technology. Prominent among them is Tim Eliassen, a founder of TriPyramid Structures, a company specializing in the design and fabrication of rod and cable rigging systems and their application in SGFs.

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    An Embedded Home Hugs Its Hillside — The Globe and Mail, 2011.1013

    'Passive' House Raises the Bar — Corkman (Ireland), 2011.1013

    Eco Meets the Economy — New York Times, 2011.1013

    New Zealand Oil Spill Closes Beaches — Climate Progress, 2011.1013

    San Francisco Seeks Bird-Safe Buildings — New York Times, 2011.1013

    Name That Space — New York Times, 2011.1013

    Perry Officials Try to Hide Sea Level Rise from Texans — Climate Progress, 2011.1012

    GM to Produce All-Electric Chevy Spark — Reuters, 2011.1012

    Carbon Sequestraion and the Balance of Property Right and the Public Good — ENN, 2011.1012

    Special Issue on the Arctic: After the Ice — Nature (registration required), 2011.1012

    U.S. Green Building Council Raises LEED Standards for 2012 — Matter Network, 2011.1011

    Solar and Wind Could Power the West Right Now, All of America in 2026 — Climate Progress, 2011.1011

    Elastec Scoops X Prize for Oil-Spill Clean-Up — Nature (registration required), 2011.1011

    Japan Courts the Money in Reactors — New York Times, 2011.1011

    The Year of Peril and Promise in Energy Production — New York Times, 2011.1010

    Redesigning Offices for Modern Times — Sydney Morning Herald, 2011.1010

    Making Brasilia a Model Green City — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.1010

    Gates Foundation Earns LEED Platinum — EarthTechling, 2011.1010

    Oil Spill Off New Zealand — New York Times, 2011.1010

    Battle over Huge Coal Deposit Highlights Risks in Indonesia — Reuters, 2011.1010

    Are Bike Rentals a Success? Depends Who You Ask — New York Times, 2011.1010

    The Other 99% of Us Can't Buy Our Way Out of the Impending Global Ponzi Scheme Collapse — Climate Progress, 2011.1010

    Highlights from the Greenbuild Legal Forum — Green Building Law Update, 2011.1010

    Pipeline Review Is Faced with Question of Conflict — New York Times, 2011.1008

    Matthew Coates Draws Bainbridge Home Green, Elegant — Seattle Times, 2011.1008

    An Escalator That Feeds the Building — New York Times, 2011.1007

    The Amazon Dieback Scenario — New York Times, 2011.1007

    Drought-Stricken Pacific Islands Down to Last Few Days of Water — Reuters, 2011.1007

    Workplace Pollutants Tied to Kids' Asthma Risk — Reuters, 2011.1007

    What Is Environmental Architecture? — Metropolis POV, 2011.1006

    Why Climate Models Underestimated Arctic Sea Ice Retreat — Science Daily, 2011.1006

    Lake Agassiz Demise — ENN, 2011.1005

    EPA Easing Air Quality Rule for Power Plants: Report — Reuters, 2011.1005

    Kohl's Prototype Earns LEED Gold in USGBC's Volume Program — Baltimre Real Estate, 2011.1005

    Two Families, Two Homes, One Green House — New York Times, 2011.1005

    Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost 3,000 to Build — Inhabitat, 2011.1004

    Rising CO2 Levels at End of Ice Age Not Tied to Pacific Ocean — OSU Press Release, 2011.1003

    Bloomberg's Bombshell Report on "the Koch Method" — Climate Progress, 2011.1003

    America Can't Just Invent Clean Energy Technologies, "We Have to Make Them and Use Them Too" — Climate Progress, 2011.1003

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