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    BROOKLYN BROWNSTONE PASSIVE HOUSE

    Brooklyn is a hub of innovative architecture and design, with dozens of young professionals commissioning or undertaking their own eco-sensitive renovations to existing brownstones and low-rise attached buildings throughout the borough.

    Tighthouse, a Passive House brownstone retrofit, sits at the end of a string of two-story buildings constructed in 1899 that share a tree-lined block with larger brownstones built around the same time, centrally located off Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood of Park Slope.

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    BIRD-FRIENDLY DESIGN — PART THREE: GLAZING SOLUTIONS

    It is possible to design buildings that can reasonably be expected not to kill birds. Numerous examples of this kind exist. These are not necessarily designed with birds in mind, but to be functional and attractive. These buildings usually have windows, but may use screens, latticework, grilles, and other devices outside the glass or integrated into the glass.

    (Published 2013.0710)

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    EVOLVING THE SOLAR HOUSE

    By the end of the 1970s, a significant discourse emerged about the solar house's aesthetic problems and potentials. In numerous cases, solar architecture was treated as a historically emergent type with a secure and inevitable future. One example from 1978:

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    BIRD-FRIENDLY DESIGN - PART TWO: PROBLEMS WITH GLASS

    Glass can be perceived differently depending on a number of factors, including how it is fabricated, the angle at which it is viewed, and the difference between exterior and interior light levels.

    Combinations of these factors can cause it to look like a mirror or dark passageway, or to be completely invisible. Humans do not actually "see" most glass, but are cued by context such as mullions, roofs or doors.

    (Published 2013.0515)

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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor,

    I agree that there are many myths circulating today about the U.S. timber system.

    Here in Douglas County, in western Oregon, the top saw log producing area in the nation, our county budget is broken and things are tough for rural residents. Some people still blame the owls.

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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    Greenpeace Activists Attempt to Climb London's Shard — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0711

    Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns — New York Times, 2013.0711

    Building Green Starts with Citizenry and Cultural Shifts — Eco Business, 2013.0711

    Some Trees Use Less Water Amid Rising Carbon Dioxide, Paper Says — New York Times, 2013.0711

    Katz Women's Hospital Is Double LEED Platinum — PR Web, 2013.0711

    The Death and Life of Planning — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0710

    Seattle, Microsoft Team Up to Make Buildings More Energy-Efficient — KPLU, 2013.0710

    Pentland Firth Could Generate 'Almost Half of Scotland's Electricity' — University of Oxford, 2013.0710

    Law Affecting LEED Certification Leads Navy in Hawaii to Look at Other Ways of Going Green — Pacific Business News, 2013.0710

    Bird-Friendly Design Part Three: Glazing Solutions — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0710

    Masao Yoshida, Nuclear Engineer and Chief at Fukushima Plant, Dies at 58 — New York Times, 2013.0710

    Out, Damned Spot — Slate, 2013.0709

    Skanska Drops Membership In U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Protest LEED Ban Initiative — Herald Online, 2013.0709

    The Wyeth: A LEED Luxury Development — Mother Nature Network, 2013.0709

    The Bridge Building Receives LEED Platinum — Nashville Business Journal, 2013.0709

    PNC SmartHome Cleveland Is Certified Passive House — The Plain Dealer, 2013.0709

    Chinese Lose 2.5 Billion Years of Life Expectancy Due to Coal Burning — Mongabay, 2013.0708

    Study: Conifers under Threat — Population Matters, 2013.0708

    Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Target Market — Today's Facility Manager, 2013.0708

    UN Opens Cutting-Edge, Eco-Friendly Complex in Copenhagen — Eco Business, 2013.0705

    Limiting Global Warming Is Not Enough — Science Daily, 2013.0704

    LEED V4 Approved by USGBC Members — USGBC, 2013.0702

    Eco Technology Now and in the Future — The Ecologist, 2013.0628

    President Obama Announces Second Term Climate Change Agenda — Sive Paget & Riesel, 2013.0628

    Labor Jibes after Just Four Green Deal Finance Deals Signed — BD (registration required), 2013.0628

    Going Green The New Business Model for Las Vegas — Just Means, 2013.0628

    Siegel & Strain Architects at UC Davis — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0605

    18 Super-Eco Houses — Great Energy Challenge, 2013.0605

    Five of the Most Biologically Advanced Buildings in the World* — BD (registration required), 2013.0605

    Evolving the Solar House — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0605

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