October 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Raw Materials: Vinyl Raw Materials Raw Materials: Vinyl

PVC is a common yet controversial plastic used in construction. See how it's made and what happens at the end of its life. Read more

Life in a Fishbowl

Two new LEED-rated dormitories at the Illinois Institute of Technology will monitor energy used by every person in real time?using electronic fish. Read more

Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst

According to Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle, the recession will not hurt green construction. In fact, the new economic climate makes it a necessity. Read more

Suffragette City Suffragette City

The restoration of City Hall in University City, Mo., not only aimed to reclaim the building's Beaux Arts past but also to establish its energy-efficient future. Read more

Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse

As stores like Wal-Mart and Kmart leave one large structure for a larger one, communities around the country are finding creative uses for the buildings left behind. An excerpt from Julia Christensen's new book, Big Box Reuse. Read more

Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green

LEED certification is suposed to free a building from being a drain on our energy resources. But how well do those ratings reflect actual performance? Read more

Projects

The Living Link The Living Link

Iowa State University

Regenerating Water Avenue Regenerating Water Avenue

University of Oregon

NuernbergMesse Hall 3A NuernbergMesse Hall 3A

Zaha Hadid Architects

Sberbank Technopark Sberbank Technopark

Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal Salerno Maritime Terminal

Zaha Hadid Architects

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Center for Sustainable Landscapes Center for Sustainable Landscapes

The Design Alliance Architects

Biosciences Research Building Biosciences Research Building

Payette, Reddy Architecture and Urbanism

H-E-B at Mueller H-E-B at Mueller

Lake|Flato Architects

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Rene Cazenave Apartments Rene Cazenave Apartments

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Bayside Toronto Bayside Toronto

3XN Architects

National Library of Israel National Library of Israel

Herzog & de Meuron

Xixi Wetland Estate Xixi Wetland Estate

David Chipperfield Architects

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