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    The discussion of the power of architecture to unite communities continues at the AIA's 2012 National Convention. Here are some events of note.

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    Why the discussions surrounding the cost of healthcare needs to incorporate the financials tied to building and operating facilities.

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    What can we glean from taking a closer look at today's learning environments?

  • What Makes It Green?

    What determines whether a building is truly sustainable? For the fourth year in a row, we task judges with examining sustainable attributes for the Evergreen Awards.

  • The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Are Top Notch, but Something is Missing

    For 15 years, the AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects have highlighted outstanding green buildings. Why hasn't a healthcare project made the list?

  • Talk Versus Action

    Recent industry events and studies are urging architects and designers to take more drastic action toward reducing the environmental impact of buildings. How is the industry responding?

  • The Federal Goverment Is Aiming for Zero

    The General Services Administration doesn't want to reduce its environmental footprint. It wants to eliminate it.

  • A Good Concept Gone Bad?

    Does "sustainability" need to be retired from our vocabulary? Also, a few words on our new partnership with the American Institute of Architects.