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    GREEN BUILDING SCHOOL

    At the University of Florida in Gainesville, the new home for the School of Building Construction is setting an example for sustainability on campus. Rinker Hall has achieved a "gold" LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Its success has raised the bar for this university's new buildings which will now be expected to meet or exceed LEED silver standards. — Published 2005.0309

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    BEHNISCH IN BOSTON

    With ever-rising energy prices, commercial tenants in office buildings have begun to consider the increasing cost of heating, cooling, and lighting their spaces as a "second rent." Savvy developers and architects are responding to their concern by making new buildings far more energy efficient than in the recent past. — Published 2005.0209

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    A BETTER SUBURBIA

    Visiting "Village Homes" for the first time, one is struck by how different this 1970s-era community looks from typical California developments. Arriving by car, one notices narrower streets and less visually dominant parking, with access kept to the edges along long, narrow cul-de-sac streets. — Published 2005.0119

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    PSYCHOLOGICALLY ACCESSIBLE

    Any visit to a hospital or clinic can seem frightening, all the more so for children afflicted with autism. The slightest distraction, even something as seemingly benign as a water fountain or a beam of sunlight, can trigger a "meltdown," in which autistic patients are overcome with anxiety. — Published 2005.0119

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    GREEN BUILDING DOES PORTLAND

    "Welcome to Portland, the city that gets it," said U.S. Green Building Council president and CEO Rick Fedrizzi as he opened the 2004 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. "I want you to think about what they've done here and take it back with you to your cities and towns." — Published 2005.0112

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    BOSTON DOES BUILDING 2004

    No matter how good architectural education is, it seems that architects always have more to learn. Whether it's about designing extra safety features in post-9/11 structures, meeting the certification requirements of new environmental standards, or fixing mold problems in air-tight buildings, practitioners are continually challenged to upgrade their skills. — Published 2004.1215

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    LEEDING GREEN IN INDIA

    A new building in Hyderabad, India is the first structure outside the United States to receive the prestigious "platinum" LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The building is special also because its construction combined ancient practices with modern architecture, reaffirming the applicability of traditional architectural knowledge to today's notions of sustainability. — Published 2004.0922

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    LITERALLY GREEN FACADES

    "Facade greening" is essentially the use of a living and therefore self-regenerating cladding system for buildings in which climbing plants, or in some cases trained shrubs, cover the surface of a building.

    Climbers can dramatically reduce the maximum temperatures of a building by shading walls from the sun. They can reduce the daily temperature fluctuation by as much as 50 percent, a fact of great importance in warm-summer climate zones. — Published 2004.0728

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    SUSTAINING SYDNEY SPACES

    A group of office workers in Sydney, Australia comes face to face with history every day. When entering their new building, they pass by an extraordinary four-story-high raw sandstone wall. It is the remains of a trench that convict laborers dug by hand for the installation of a 19th-century gasworks. Now that the site has been redeveloped, the wall is preserved as a major feature in an eight-story atrium. — Published 2004.0714

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    ENERGY ANALYSIS EARLIER

    One sixth of the electricity consumed in the United States goes to cool buildings, at an annual cost of $40 billion... In the 1970s the yearly high temperature in Los Angeles exceeded the former high temperatures caused by the eruption of Krakatau in 1883... — Published 2004.0616

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