Articles - November, 2009

November Green Coverage in Review

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Hope you had a moment to relax during Thanksgiving last week!  Being November, we're thankful for a lot.  Definitely, thanks to you for coming back every day and thanks to all our advertisers and supporters.  With the holiday season approaching, it's going to be busy, so stay tuned.  If you're looking for Christmas ideas, give a good green book to a friend.  Or catch up on some of last month's coverage:

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A LEED Gold Green Building Laboratory

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Ann Arbor, Michigan architectural firm A3C has turned its building into a showcase for a number of green building components, and managed to produce a LEED-CI Gold renovation of the existing two-story building while they were at it.  The firm wanted to have a showcase for a variety of green building options, as well as providing themselves with firsthand experience with a number of different systems.

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Cheaper Solar, Rooftop Gardens, Rising Water Demand, + Bainbridge Incentives

Week in Review

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Eco Development at Dockside Green

Dockside Green is an award-winning development located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Within the 1.3 million square-foot, mixed-use community, all of the buildings, except the restaurant and pub facilities, have committed to obtaining LEED Platinum certification under the applicable Canadian LEED rating system.

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Off the Grid Urban Block for Dallas

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Several months ago, we profiled all three finalists in the Re:Vision Dallas competition.  The purpose of the competition was to design a sustainable urban city block near Dallas City Hall.  Of these finalists (and several hundred other entries), the Forwarding Dallas entry has now been announced as the winning design.  The off-the-grid block, designed in collaboration between Atelier Data and Moov, is scheduled to break ground in 2011. 

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Sozawe Terraced Green Roof Complex

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The other day, Design Boom reported on this project for the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.  Designed by NL Architects, the project, called Sozawe — welfare department and work agency — has office spaces, a large interior public space, and 215 parking spaces.  Each of the nine office floors includes access to outdoor spaces with trees and a view over the city. 

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