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ArchWeek Green 2011.0428

Postby Kevin » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:46 pm

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The Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the American Institute of Architects has announced its top ten green buildings for 2011. It's another interesting group of excellent projects.

Unitarian Meeting House Addition, in Madison, Wisconsin, by The Kubala Washatko Architects

Livestrong Offices, in Austin, Texas, by Lake/Flato Architects

Cherokee Lofts, in Los Angeles, California, by Pugh + Scarpa Architects

High Tech High Chula Vista, in Chula Visa, California, by Studio E Architects

Kiowa County Schools, in Greensburg, Kansas, by BNIM

LOTT Regional Services Center, in Olympia, Washington, by The Miller Hull Partnership

NREL Research Support Facility, in Golden, Colorado, by RNL

OS House, in Racine, Wisconsin, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Step Up on Fifth, in Santa Monica, California, by Pugh + Scarpa Architects ... n_1-1.html

Vancouver Convention Centre West, in Vancouver, British Columbia, by LMN Architects

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Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
Deadly Tornadoes: 245 Killed Across South, Including 162 in Alabama - ABC News, 2011.0428 ... d=13474955

8 Tips for a Smooth Handoff of New Green Buildings -, 2011.0428 ... -buildings

Why Twister Outbreak? La Nina Eyed as Key Factor - MSNBC, 2011.0428

LEED Briefing: TD Bank, PetSmart, NextEra, KFC - Environmental Leader, 2011.0427 ... xtera-kfc/

Radioactive Topsoil Removed from School Grounds - NHK, 2011.0427

A Second Life for the Electric Car Battery - New York Times, 2011.0427 ... r-battery/

County Growth Planners Take Health into Account - The Columbian, 2011.0427 ... o-account/

Masters: Midwest Deluge Enhanced by Near-Record Gulf of Mexico Sea Surface Temperatures - Climate Progress, 2011.0427 ... peratures/

Green Architecture in Egypt: A Sustainable Project - Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2011.0427

Helvetia Remains the Battleground for Washington County Urban Growth Plan - Oregonian, 2011.0427 ... _plan.html

Building the Sacred inside and Out - Huffington Post, 2011.0426 ... ir=Chicago

Motivating Others to Design Net Zero - EarthTechling (Blog), 2011.0426 ... -net-zero/

Green Housing for Disabled Adults Opens in S.F - San Francisco Chronicle, 2011.0426 ... ewsbayarea

'Green Architecture' Pushed - Sun.Star Pampanga, 2011.0426 ... hed-152153

A Reluctant Cyclist Takes to the Streets - Sightline Daily, 2011.0426 ... he-streets

When Refrigerators Warm the Planet - New York Times, 2011.0426 ... he-planet/

Supporters of Effort to Save Civic Stand Up to Be Heard by City Council - Register Guard, 2011.0426 ... y.html.csp

$1B Rapid Transit Line Suggested for Victoria - CBC News, 2011.0426 ... a-lrt.html

RIT's Green Institute Gets a Green Home - EarthTechling (Blog), 2011.0425 ... reen-home/

Spymasters Flash Their Green Bona Fides - New York Sun, 2011.0425 ... edentials/

Rising Gas Prices Expected to Increase Exxon's Earnings by More Than 50% - Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0425 ... e-than-50/

An Ecologist's Surprising Assessment of the BP Spill - New York Times, 2011.0424 ... afina.html

Long Walk Home - Florida Times-Union, 2011.0424 ... 347534.php

London Accounting Companies Battle to Be the Greenest - BBC News, 2011.0423

Companies Create New Positions to Boost Social Responsibility - New Brunswick Business Journal, 2011.0423 ... le/1400407

Chesapeake Stems Flow from Blown Pennsylvania Gas Well - Reuters, 2011.0422 ... OH20110422

The Rocky Road to Green Design - Metropolis P/O/V (blog), 2011.0422 ... een-design

More Pine Barrens, Last Long Island Wilderness, Protected - Reuters, 2011.0422 ... J720110422

BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Start of Gulf Restoration - New York Times, 2011.0422 ... spill.html

Free Rain Barrels for New Yorkers - New York Times, 2011.0422 ... w-yorkers/

In Texas, Questions of Drought and Climate Change - New York Times, 2011.0422 ... te-change/

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values - New York Times, 2011.0421 ... me-values/

Earth Day Is for Everyone- Including Business - Just Means, 2011.0421 ... s/788.html

For a Few, Focus on Green Products Pays Off - New York Times, 2011.0421 ... een-focus/

Reactors, Residents and Risk - Nature, 2011.0421 ... 2400a.html

Beyond the Oil Spill, the Tragedy of an Ailing Gulf - New York Times, 2011.0421

Polymer Heals Itself with a Light Touch - Nature, 2011.0420 ... 1.251.html

Answering a Call, Slowly - New York Times, 2011.0420 ... lator.html

Fossil Fuels: A Legacy of Disaster - Climate Progress (blog), 2011.0420 ... -disaster/)

Going for Gold - EDC, 2011.0419 ... 0001033667

Arizona Medical Education Building Breaks New Ground - EDC, 2011.0419 ... 0001033691

IRS to Audit Destiny USA's Green Bonds - Green Building Law Update (blog), 2011.0419 ... een-bonds/

Japan Nuclear Operator Aims for Cold Shutdown in 6-9 Months - Reuters, 2011.0417 ... BI20110417

La. Oil Spill Crews Suffer Mystery Illnesses - Discovery News, 2011.0417 ... gn=rssnws1

New Mexico Looks to Expand Nuclear-Waste Business - Reuters, 2011.0414 ... NU20110414

Let There Be (More Energy Efficient) Light! - Green Workplace (blog), 2011.0414 ... cient.html

Motion to Dismiss in USGBC v. Gifford Raises the Question: Who Is a USGBC Customer? - Green Building Law (blog), 2011.0412 ... -customer/

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Amazon Cloud Outage Staggers into Day 2 - Computer World, 2011.0422 ... 2011-04-22

Tracking File Found in iPhones - New York Times, 2011.0421

HP's New Workstations Span a Range of Sizes, Prices, and Portability - Cadalyst, 2011.0421 ... lity-13822

Autodesk AEC Technology Day 2011 - AECbytes, 2011.0421 ... y2011.html

Revit Architecture 2011 in Depth: Part 1 - ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0420 ... s_1-1.html

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