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    MASTERS PLAN FOR MABLETON

    "The only viable way to accept the gift and meet the challenge of longevity is to match the dramatic transformation of the 20th century that made it possible to grow old, with an equally dramatic and fundamentally new way of being old." — Kathryn Lawler, welcoming the Lifelong Communities Charrette Team, February 2009

      (Published 2012.0829)

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    HOW COOL IS UFAD?

    Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) is a method of air conditioning the space by supplying the air from the floor, using natural buoyancy forces to lift it to the ceiling, as opposed to the conventional systems, which supply air from the ceiling down to the occupants, working against the natural forces of buoyancy.   (Published 2012.0725)

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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    A Taste of Bay Area Green — Metropolis, 2012.0919

    Moving to Eliminate Energy Consumption — Metropolis, 2012.0918

    How Future Urban Sprawl Maps Out — Nature (registration required), 2012.0918

    Italian Architect Designs World's Biggest Vertical Garden — Associated Foreign Press, 2012.0918

    CarbonCure Makes Concrete Go Green ‘without Compromise’ — Financial Post, 2012.0917

    Tale of Two Maps — Metropolis, 2012.0912

    Villa ÅKarp: A Super-Efficient Home with Surplus Energy — Mother Nature Network, 2012.0911

    Earthships at Home in Their Environment — Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2012.0911

    Solar House 2.0, Barcelona — Wired, 2012.0910

    Home Is Super-Insulated, Technologically Advanced — The Westerly Sun, 2012.0910

    Cambridge, Ontario City Hall Gets LEED Gold Certification — DesignBuild Source (Canada), 2012.0910

    Consequences of Widespread Tree Mortality Triggered by Drought and Temperature Stress — Nature, 2012.0909

    Desert Diversity Cut by 'Human Activities' — BBC News, 2012.0907

    Nudge Tactics 'No Magic Bullet' — BBC News, 2012.0906

    Durst Tower to Give Green a New Shade — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0905

    Fish Trawling Reshapes Deep-Sea Canyons — Nature (registration required), 2012.0905

    Buffalo Cleans Up from Dirty Industrial Past — NPR, 2012.0901

    Playing Catch Up: Fruits of Their Labor — Mother Nature Network, 2012.0831

    Hurricane Isaac Caps Off America's Summer of Extreme Weather — Climate Progress, 2012.0831

    First Nuclear Material Is Out of Fukushima — Nature (registration required), 2012.0830

    Masters Plan for Mableton — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0829

    Chicago's Merchandise Mart Composts, Aims for LEED Innovation Credit. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0829

    PEMEX Strikes It BIG in Deep Water Gulf of Mexico — gCaptain, 2012.0829

    Finding an Avenue for Green Designs — Prague Post, 2012.0829

    Actively Passive — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0828

    Book Review: Eco House Book — ENN, 2012.0828

    to Buy Green or to Be Green? — Sierra Club, 2012.0828

    Electric Car Chargers Coming to Capitol Hill — Business Green, 2012.0827

    For Climate Change, a Possible Trial Could Echo the Scopes Monkey Case — New York Times, 2012.0827

    Designers Set Sail, Turning to Wind to Help Power Cargo Ships — New York Times, 2012.0827

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