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Printable Organic Solar Cells Are 10 Percent More Energy-Efficient — Ubergizmo, 2012.0704

Forestry Firms, Architects to Create Playhouses for Charity — Vancouver Sun, 2012.0629

'Paint-On' Batteries Demonstrated — BBC News, 2012.0629

BASF SELECT Eco-Label Manager Nearly Triples in Size — Digital Journal, 2012.0627

Modular System Uses Welsh Forestry Products — Green Buiding Press, 2012.0626

A Classic Japanese Chair, Remade for Big American Behinds — Fast Company, 2012.0626

Without the Elevator, There Would Be No Skyscraper — Architects' Journal, 2012.0625

Sustainable Building Material Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.0622

Construction Material Prices Slip in May — Glass Magazine, 2012.0618

Green Builders Rate Straw as the Ultimate Insulator — DesignBuild Source, 2012.0615

Bamboo Sheds Image as Poor Man’S Timber — Vancouver Sun, 2012.0613

BenQ Solar Showcases Integrated Residential PV Solution — Market Watch, 2012.0612

Straw Gets High-Tech Touch as a Green Building Material — ThomasNet, 2012.0611

Exceptional Lighting Turns a Library inside Out | Library by Design — Library Journal, 2012.0611

Corning Museum of Glass Unveils Plans for $64 Million Expansion — Glass on the Web, 2012.0611

Innovative Glass Applications Secure International Recognition — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2012.0608

A Solar Sandwich to Power Future Buildings — Physorg, 2012.0608

Artificial Turf Designed for Residential Use — DigTriad, 2012.0607

Fire Resistance Glass – Museumpark in Rotterdam, Netherlands — Glass on the Web, 2012.0606

Home Depot and Whirlpool Face Class Action for "Fraudulent" Energy Star Appliance — Green Building Law Blog, 2012.0602

SoCalGas Tests Unusual Solar Air Conditioner — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0525

Philips Has LED Flood Light — Jetson Green, 2012.0521

Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials Upgraded — BusinessWeek, 2012.0521

Weyerhaeuser Offering Rebates on OSB Building Products — Weyerhaeuser Press Release, 2012.0518

US Imposes 31% Duty on Chinese Solar Panels — Environmental Leader, 2012.0518

Stuff You See at an Architects Convention — Washington City Paper, 2012.0518

LG Announces More Efficient HVAC Products — LG Press Release, 2012.0517

Solar Paint Technology May Revolutionize the Renewable Energy Industry — Global Warming is Real, 2012.0517

Welcome to Hemp House? — Santa Maria Sun, 2012.0516

Custom Concrete Building Components from Digital Designs — Product Design & Development, 2012.0516

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GRAPHISOFT Ships ArchiCAD 16 — Graphisoft Press Release, 2012.0703

Growth Is the Goal at Solid Edge University 2012 — Cadalyst, 2012.0627

IntelliCAD 7.2 Released — TenLinks, 2012.0626

How Is Computing Changing the Architect's Job? — Product Design & Development, 2012.0625

Malware Circulating in Peru Reportedly Was Sending AutoCAD Drawings to China — Cadalyst, 2012.0622

How to Add AutoCAD Layer Information in PDF File? — CAD Notes, 2012.0622

Revit 2013 View Type Creation — Jarod Schultz, 2012.0622

Gigapixel Camera Catches the Smallest Details — Nature, 2012.0620

Autodesk 2013 Educational Offerings Include Cloud Computing — Autodesk Press Release, 2012.0619

Autodesk Brings Cloud-Based BIM to AEC, Civil Engineering Workflows — Cadalyst, 2012.0619

ZWCAD+ Beta Now Available — ZWCAD Press Release, 2012.0618

Benchmarking Rendering: Desktop Vs Cloud — UpFront Ezine, 2012.0618

Frame Miter Cuts in BOM and Parts List — Autodesk Inventor Blog, 2012.0618

Sharing Autodesk Materials Throughout an Organization — AEC TechTalk, 2012.0615

Review: TurboCAD Pro 19 — CAD Digest, 2012.0615

Why Solid Edge Matters, Part 1 — 3D CAD Tips, 2012.0614

Vectorworks SP4 Released — Architosh, 2012.0614

Intel’S Ivy Bridge Processors Hit the CAD Workstations — CAD Speed, 2012.0613

Convincing the "It'll Never Work" User — Cadalyst, 2012.0613

AutoCAD 2013 Wipeout Bug — JTB World, 2012.0612

The Revit 2013 Structure API — Autodesk Building Coder Blog, 2012.0612

Nvidia Spans the Continuum from Handheld to Cinema — Graphic Speak, 2012.0612

IES Acquires Assets of BVM Engineering, Opens Atlanta Office — IES Press Release, 2012.0611

Autodesk Makes Vela Systems Buy — PE Hub, 2012.0611

Going Mobile — Cadalyst, 2012.0610

Creating Stained Glass Using in 3D Studio Max — CG Tuts+, 2012.0609

REVIT Architecture: Hand Drafting for 3D — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0608

ANSYS Plans to Expand into Application Lifecycle — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0608

OrthoGraph Architect 3D Launched for iPad — Orthograph Press Release, 2012.0608

Rethinking Workstation Design — AEC Magazine, 2012.0604

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