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    ART WATTS

    In harnessing solar energy, the usual approach is to bolt an array of panels onto the roof of a building and plug it in. But recent advances such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) allow designers to incorporate solar cells seamlessly into a building's exterior.

    Canadian glass artist Sarah Hall is taking this idea in a novel direction by using solar technology to create a striking contemporary version of stained glass that illuminates the aesthetic potential of PV.

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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

    Why Local Ownership of Renewable Energy Projects Matters in One Simple Chart — Climate Progress, 2012.0607

    Art Watts — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0606

    U-M Law School Building Receives LEED Gold Certification — University of Michigan News Service, 2012.0605

    Who Is Responsible for Green Building Performance? — Environmental Leader, 2012.0604

    Global Warming May Reduce U.S. Nuclear and Coal Power Output Up to 16 Percent by 2060 — Climate Progress, 2012.0604

    Green Home Building Booming, Could Be $114 Billion Market by 2016 — Clean Technica, 2012.0601

    Is This New Zealand's Greenest Building? — EarthTechling, 2012.0531

    Hay Festival 2012: Solar Eclipses Rivals — Telegraph (UK), 2012.0531

    Carbon Dioxide Pollution Reaches 'Troubling New Milestone' — Climate Progress, 2012.0531

    Myths and Facts about Wind Power — Climate Progress, 2012.0531

    Super-Green 'Full Plane Passive House' Being Built in Portland — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2012.0530

    Energy Efficient Home Nets Cash for Owners — Lexington Herald-Leader, 2012.0530

    New Study Finds Home Values Are Higher Near National Wildlife Refuges — Climate Progress, 2012.0530

    How Painting Roofs White Can Help 'Turn Off the World for a Year' — Climate Progress, 2012.0530

    North Las Vegas City Hall and Civic Plaza Wins National Award — PRWeb, 2012.0530

    HP Unveils Specifications for Net Zero Energy Data Center — Market Watch, 2012.0530

    Forget Big-Box Stores. How about a Big-Box House? — NPR, 2012.0530

    Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Composites Target Mega-Market by 2030 — Plastics Today, 2012.0530

    Container Living in Windsor, South Africa — Joburg, 2012.0530

    Green Building Education Hits Australia — Constructions Source (Australia), 2012.0530

    M&S: A Sustainable Blueprint to Behold — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.0530

    Only Radical Thinking Will Solve Environmental Problems — The Globe and Mail, 2012.0530

    Leading Climbing Outfit Cancels 2012 Everest Trip, Blaming Ice Dangers Due to Warmth — Climate Progress, 2012.0530

    Fukushima Fallout Affects Marine Science — Nature (registration required), 2012.0530

    Insulating with Icynene Spray Foam Gives Habitat for Humanity Projects Higher Return on Investment — Market Watch, 2012.0529

    Will Nuclear Plants Withstand Quakes and Floods? — New York Times, 2012.0529

    EU's Greenhouse Emissions Up but Still Meeting Kyoto Target — Washington Post, 2012.0529

    Washington: Seattle Votes Against Coal Terminals — New York Times, 2012.0529

    Campaigners' Anger over Agency's Shale Gas Report — BBC News, 2012.0529

    Fracking Boom Spurs Environmental Audit — Nature (registration required), 2012.0529

    Manitoba Hydro Place Receives LEED Platinum Certification — AZo Build, 2012.0529

    Solar Power Generation World Record Set in Germany — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.0528

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