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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. — Published 2013.0515

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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— Published 2013.0424

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AIA GREEN TOP TEN

Located at the edge of Oakland, California's downtown Chinatown neighborhood, a colorful new affordable senior housing project transformed an abandoned site near a busy freeway into a community resource for disadvantaged and formerly homeless senior citizens while also exemplifying good universal and sustainable design.

The six-story Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, was certified at the Platinum level under a LEED for Homes Mid-Rise pilot program. — Published 2013.0424

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cyclorama Building Demolition Defies Honest Cultural Assessment

Dear ArchitectureWeek, — Published 2013.0213

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THE JOY OF EUI

Energy use intensity (EUI) is one of the most important and useful metrics employed in the design of low energy and net zero energy buildings. EUI is a measure of total annual building energy use, divided by the gross building floor area.

This can be expressed in terms of site energy or source energy. Common EUI units include kBtu/ft2, kWh/ft2, kWh/m2, and MJ/m2. In the United States, kBtu/ft2 is the EUI unit most commonly used. — Published 2013.0213

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WHAT'S UP WITH U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?

A person — or a public figure, member of the media, maybe even an international climate negotiator — could be confused.

In August, 2012, the Associated Press reported: — Published 2012.1205

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GREEN HOUSING PRO BONO

Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing

Paul Zimmerman, executive director of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation at the time, asked Patrick Tighe Architecture to present a scheme for a site the organization had acquired along with the city of West Hollywood. — Published 2012.1114

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USGBC FOUNDER RICK FEDRIZZI

Rick, what does sustainability mean to you personally?

To me, the definition of "sustainable" is simple: It means living my life today in a way that ensures my children, their children, and their children will be able to live as well as I did. — Published 2012.1003

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THE AMAZING FLEXHOUSE

The flexhouse is a live-work type that does not match the narrow range of housing types that American builders are comfortable producing. While a range of variations on the shop house, including versions of the flexhouse, have been produced by small specialized builders — typically in greenfield traditional neighborhood developments — it is by far the least common live-work type. — Published 2012.0620

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801 17TH STREET IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Developer Louis Dreyfus Property Group, now Property Group Partners (PGP), had high goals for its 801 17th Street building, strategically located a block from the White House and Lafayette Park. — Published 2012.0620

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