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    EAST HAMPTON TOWN HALL - ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS

    There are many approaches to sustainable architecture, and one of the most efficient and effective is the reuse of old buildings.

    Often, adaptive reuse is not as sexy as designing a high-tech green building from scratch, with its full complement of the latest gizmos. But reconceptualizing a building that already exists is often the most sustainable choice, because such structures contain embodied energy — the energy that was invested in their original design and construction.

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    NEW URBANISM NOW

    David Brower Center, Berkeley, CalforniaSafeway No. 2912, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MassachusettsSCAD Museum of Art, Savanna, Georgia | Lafitte Housing, New Orleans, LouisianaWyvernwood Mixed-Use, Los Angeles, CaliforniaVerkykerskop Farming Town, South AfricaVision for Berrien Springs, Michigan | Town Center, Mount Rainier, MarylandAnd more...

    (Published 2012.0328)

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    THE PROJECT IS GOING DOWN

    Saving a Vital Project

    You are the project manager for the most important project in the history of your firm, and you see the project heading into serious trouble. What do you do?

    (Published 2012.0307)

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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    Australia Behind on Climate Change — Sky News, 2012.0418

    Alternative Thinking on Climate Change: Is It Time to Paint the World White? — Mail Online, 2012.0418

    Climate Change Targets Should Include Emissions from Goods Manufactured Abroad - MPs — Telegraph, 2012.0418

    Clean Technology on the Brink — New York Times, 2012.0418

    Illinois Food Bank Wins Acclaim for Green Building — Daily Herald, 2012.0418

    Stronger and Safer? BP's 2011 Sustainability Review — Triple Pundit, 2012.0418

    Higher Gasoline Prices Are Changing American Driving Habits — ThinkProgress, 2012.0418

    How High Gasoline Prices Are Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy — Triple Pundit, 2012.0418

    European Wind a "Recession-Busting" Industry — Triple Pundit, 2012.0418

    Climate Coverage Plummets 80% on Broadcast Networks from 2009 to 2011 — ThinkProgress, 2012.0418

    The Five Hats Worn by Every Successful Chief Sustainability Officer — Triple Pundit, 2012.0418

    Water Shortages Cause Avian Cholera Outbreak, Killing 10,000 Migrating Birds in Klamath Refuge — Climate Progress, 2012.0418

    How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning — Atlantic Cities, 2012.0418

    Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment — Triple Pundit, 2012.0417

    Electric Vehicle "Greenness" Varies Greatly by Region — ENN, 2012.0417

    Princeton Review Publishes 2012 Green College Guide — Mother Nature Network, 2012.0417

    EU Energy Savings Law Falling Far Short of Target-Draft — Reuters, 2012.0417

    Bill Clinton Is Headliner at Sustainability Enclave — New York Times, 2012.0417

    Has Global Warming Caused a Quantum Jump in Extreme Weather? — ThinkProgress, 2012.0417

    Climate Change Could Cripple New York's Transportation System — ThinkProgress, 2012.0417

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Back on the Rise in the U.S. — ThinkProgress, 2012.0417

    Traffic Pollution Kills 5,000 a Year in UK, Says Study — BBC, 2012.0417

    CarbonBuzz to Be Introduced in China — China Daily, 2012.0417

    Spain's First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90% Read More: Spain's First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90% — Inhabitat, 2012.0417

    Earth Day 2012: Coming Soon to a City Near You — ENN, 2012.0416

    Talking with Ed Begley: Every Day Is Earth Day — Living Green Magazine, 2012.0416

    525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable — Archinect, 2012.0416

    Richard Rogers' 'Next Generation' Chifley Square, Sydney Given 6 Green Stars — Architecture & Design, 2012.0416

    Salvaging Wood and Fixtures from Buildings Is an Earth-Friendly Trend — Detroit Free Press, 2012.0415

    Danish Design Originals in Chic Arabian Ranches Home — Inside Out, 2012.0415

    Renegade Glaciers Gain Ice — Nature, 2012.0415

    Berkeley Architect Attains Enegy Self-Sufficiency in 1,800-Square-Foot Home — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.0415

    Clemson University Dedicates 'the Building That Teaches' — Clemson Newsroom, 2012.0413

    Sun Shines on Energy-Efficient House — Ottawa Citizen, 2012.0413

    Why Trees Matter — New York Times, 2012.0411

    Spending on Industrial EE Programs Tops $1b — Green Building Law Blog, 2012.0411

    "Sustainability" Has Become a Growing Focus of Artists' (and Art Schools') Attention — Huffington Post, 2012.0411

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