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    MILWAUKEE'S URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

    The Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee simply radiates with a special kind of beauty, from the inside out. It's a charming, efficient, respectful, and delightful structure, and more. It's a community building whose building has helped build a community. — Published 2007.1128

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    GREENER GREEN ROOFS

    The sedum roofs of today symbolize performance-oriented green roof design. Like fine-tuned engines, they run on leaner artificial substrates with almost no organic matter; volcanic rock or expanded shale, baked at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit (1093 degrees Celsius), make the substrates lighter and soil depths as thin as possible. They seem to be race cars in the fleet of green roofs maximum performance paired with minimum weight. The simple soil mixtures and roof sections of the early days of green roofs developed into multilayered complex systems supporting the homogenous surface of succulents. The unkempt and rough gave way to the groomed and cultivated, reminiscent of the unrelenting beauty of agricultural fields. — Published 2007.1024

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    ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER

    "That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics." Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949 — Published 2007.1003

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    CLIMATE FINDINGS UPDATE

    Even if global greenhouse gas emissions were to stop increasing today, the climate would continue to warm.

    That was the stark reality underlined in February 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).1 — Published 2007.0926

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    PLATINUM B-SIDE

    Natural daylight, cooling and ventilating efficiencies, and low-impact material selections helped add up to a USGBC LEED Platinum certification for Building B of the new Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU). The first LEED Platinum building in Arizona joined the elite green ranks of fewer than 60 LEED Platinum-certified buildings worldwide. — Published 2007.0919

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    PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE OF CURITIBA

    Curitiba, Brazil called "the world's greenest city" by the New York Times Magazine in May 2007 is increasingly well known for its long-term success in integrated land use, transportation, and environmental planning, including its exciting public bus system. Less well known is the extensive program of public architecture that helps animate the urban fabric of the city, weaving together parks and open space, tourism, urban identity, and industrial reclamation. — Published 2007.0926

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    SEEKING GREEN NORMAL WITH THE CEC

    With a total population of over 400 million, North America is the largest free-trade zone in the world, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement approved by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1994. When NAFTA was finalized, the three governments also agreed on a side accord, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, in order to address concerns about unequal environmental regulations in the three countries. — Published 2007.0725

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    HOUSE RECYCLING

    Depending on your generation, you may have been taught: "Waste not, want not." Thrift is certainly one incentive for deconstructing buildings for reuse. In addition, many of us are motivated by a desire to be environmentally sensitive, a fondness for antiques and other items from the past, a yearning to have more control over the quality of materials used in construction, or a recognition that many of the materials available for salvage are of higher quality than those produced today. — Published 2007.0530

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    COTE TOP TEN 2007

    The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced its annual selection of "Top Ten Green Projects" exemplars of sustainable architecture in the United States. Since the program's inception in 1997, these awards are becoming increasingly competitive. — Published 2007.0516

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    LEED GOLD HOSPITAL

    Because of unusually strict technical, mechanical, and air quality requirements, hospitals are one of the most difficult building types to design sustainably. Yet the Providence Newberg Medical Center by Mahlum Architects has achieved a LEED Gold rating the first hospital in the United States to do so. It is also the first U.S. hospital to acquire enough renewable electric power to meet all its needs. — Published 2007.0502

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