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  • e-News #7: Designing Communities with Built-In Energy Efficiency
    May 26, 2000
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    Building energy efficiency and sustainability into one building at a time is a great idea, but cities across the country are recognizing the collective benefits of populating their communities with sustainable buildings. Cities such as Austin, Denver, Tucson, Seattle, and New York City have raised the bar, community-wide, above basic minimums on sustainability issues.

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  • e-News #6: What You Plant on the Outside
    May 12, 2000
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    Amid all the discussion about advanced energy-efficient technologies, one low-tech building component continues to provide visual relief and beauty, and can contribute significantly to a building's energy efficiency.

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  • e-News #5: Take the LEED in Your Industry with Sustainable Design
    April 28, 2000
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    Architects and building designers can now stamp their projects with a green building "seal of approval" available through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building rating system (known as LEEDTM). This voluntary, consensus-based rating system for commercial buildings was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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  • e-News #4: See the Light—And Then Specify It
    April 1, 2000
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    Rick Cobello is director of the National Lighting Product Information Program at the Lighting Research Center (LRC), which is part of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.

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  • e-News #3: Energy-Efficient Libraries Serve as Demonstration Showcases for the Community
    February 28, 2000
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    The new Oak Park Library in Ventura, Calif., integrates state-of-the-art energy-conserving design into a new joint-use public and high school library. The project demonstrates how to create buildings that are comfortable, environmentally responsible, and economical to operate.

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  • e-News #2: Beam It In, Scotty! The Future in Window Technology is Here.
    February 1, 2000
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    From oiled paper to glass that automatically controls the amount of light it lets through-Glazing options have made some huge strides since people first tried to bring light into interior spaces.

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