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  • Alliance Reaches Out

    Jeffrey Harris, vice president for programs for the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy, discusses the organization's purpose and goals.

  • Geoexchange Systems Increase Comfort

    In an age of rising energy costs, geothermal-based heating-and-cooling systems could provide a practical solution.

  • Federal Building Features Air System

    Used for years in European buildings, chilled beams are anintegrated water-source heating-and-cooling system mountednear or within the ceiling, wherein the beams act as the airdelivery device and temperature control system.

  • Schools Are Going Green

    DOZENS OF ARCHITECTS, PTA PRESIDENTS, school board members, school superintendents and others from across the country are pioneering an effort to provide green schools for every child within a generation.

  • Looking to a Green Future

    What can we expect for the green-building movement and our planet?

  • Passive Cooling Reflects a Firm's Green Commitment

    2008 Evergreen Awards Third Place Winner. Many companies look to reduce their energy footprint by scaling back their use of air conditioning, but the staff of Seattle architecture firm Weber Thompson has taken it a step further.

  • Assessing Life-Cycle Assessment

    Apply balanced judgment when using LCA.

  • Winery Leads to Nature

    By using simple, natural materials and blurring the lines between indoors and out, the Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash., connects wine enthusiasts to nature.

  • Portland, Oregon, Tops List of Greenest Big Cities

    San Francisco and Seattle are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, according to an annual ranking by sustainlane.com.

  • Trilogy by Shea Homes Offers Free Solar Systems

    Solar systems are available at no charge in the big builder's active adult resort communities in four states through August 31.