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    DESIGNING THE NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL CENTER

    Developing and managing retail centers remains one of the most financially risky of all real estate categories.

    In 2006, the United States had 20.22 square feet (1.88 square meters) of gross leasable area (GLA) of retail space per capita, far more than any other nation in the world.   (Published 2012.0516)

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    GREEN TOP TEN - BUILDINGS FOR EDUCATION

    In Newberg, Oregon, southwest of Portland, the first building has been built on a new 15-acre (6-hectare) campus for Portland Community College (PCC). The structure's distinctive forms provide a visual clue about the strategies — including passive cooling and extensive daylighting — that were used to achieve its goal of zero net energy use.   (Published in the ArchWeek Design Department, 2012.0516)

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    GREEN TOP TEN - OFFICE BUILDINGS

    When Perkins + Will recently sought to move its Atlanta offices, the firm wanted the new facility to serve as a case study for sustainable design. So, the multidisciplinary design firm purchased a 1986 office building across from the High Museum, and reconfigured it while retaining much of the structure, and improving the energy-using systems.

    The renovated six-story, 79,000-square-foot (7,300-square-meter) building at 1315 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta meets the 2030 Challenge and recently earned LEED Platinum certification.   (Published in the ArchWeek Design Department, 2012.0502)

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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    Los Angeles Gives Go-Ahead on Expanded Solar Program. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0524

    Taiwan's Building Code to Get Greener in July — Eco-Business, 2012.0524

    'Artificial Leaf' Hits Development Hurdle — Nature (registration required), 2012.0523

    Congressmen Weigh in on LEED Standards — Home Channel News, 2012.0523

    What Makes a Building “Green?” — Triple Pundit, 2012.0523

    What Lies Ahead for International Action on Global Warming in 2012? — Climate Progress, 2012.0523

    New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water — Nature (registration required), 2012.0523

    Fukushima's Doses Tallied — Nature (registration required), 2012.0523

    Fukushima Reactor 4 Poses Massive Global Risk — CTV, 2012.0523

    Manmade Pollutants May Be Driving Earth’S Tropical Belt Expansion — Climate Progress, 2012.0522

    LEED 2012 Comments: What Does LEED Mean to Me? — Partnership for Sustainable Communities, 2012.0522

    Britain Says It Will Add Reactors for Energy — New York Times, 2012.0522

    Blighted Bronx Revives with Roof Gardens, Solar Panels — BusinessWeek, 2012.0522

    The Complete Electric Car with Charging Station — ENN, 2012.0521

    New Study Finds That Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies — Climate Progress, 2012.0521

    Climate Change Mining Ruling Challenge — Stuff (New Zealand), 2012.0521

    Nine Lives of Green — Metropolis, 2012.0521

    Rooftop Garden for 3M Tower — Get Bracknell, 2012.0521

    Canada's Renowned Freshwater Research Site to Close — Nature (registration required), 2012.0521

    Energy Efficiency: What Are the Laggards Thinking? — Climate Progress, 2012.0520

    Source Found for Missing Water in Sea-Level Rise — Nature (registration required), 2012.0520

    Fact Sheet: G-8 Action on Energy and Climate Change — ENews Park Forest, 2012.0519

    Traditional Structures Inspire Green Design Architecture — La Jolla Light, 2012.0518

    What It Takes to Make Apple Headquarters "Green" — Ars Technica, 2012.0518

    Clif Bar Headquarters Receives LEED Platinum Certification — Triple Pundit, 2012.0518

    Marlins Park Receives LEED Gold — Dexigner, 2012.0518

    Study Predicts "Resilient Walkable" Places Will Lead the Housing Recovery — DC Streets, 2012.0518

    AIA Announces Energy-Use Results for "2030 Commitment" Firms — AIA Press Release, 2012.0518

    Could 'Recycled Cities' Be the New Green Building Alternative? — DesignBuild Source, 2012.0518

    Debate: Mechanical Vs Passive Strategies — Jetson Green, 2012.0517

    LEED BeachHaus I Prefab in White Rock — Jetson Green, 2012.0517

    Five Ultra-Green Corporate Headquarters — Construction Digital, 2012.0517

    IES Releases New Version of Virtual Environment Software — IES Press Release, 2012.0517

    Apple Pledges to Power Data Center Entirely with Renewable Energy by 2013 — The Verge, 2012.0517

    UK Climate Policy Can Curb Energy Price Shocks-Report — Reuters, 2012.0517

    Download Primer to Better Understand IgCC — EcoStructure, 2012.0517

    Will the Bureau of Land Management Subsidize Peabody's Plans to Export Coal to Asia? — GreenPeace, 2012.0516

    Small Island Developing States Commit to Renewable, Sustainable Energy for All — Global Warming is Real, 2012.0515

    Hawaii's Beaches Are in Retreat, and Its Way of Life May Follow — New York Times, 2012.0514

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