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Green Exercise Machine Converts Human Exertion Into Usable Energy

Developers can reduce energy costs, carbon footprint with the fitness equipment,... More

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University of Arizona Student Recreation Center Expansion

A 54,000-square-foot expansion to a campus hub for student life at the University of Arizona, designed by Sasaki, earns LEED Platinum certification. More

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Creating An Olympic Hero

Any 355,000-square-foot facility will have environmental impacts. The sheer size alone implies a drain on materials, natural resources, and local ecosystems. The Richmond Olympic Oval offers a new slant on large-scale design, however, as the speed skating venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its green building measures. More

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Green Project from around the country.

It's not easy being green when building affordable housing, according to the Cambridge, Mass.-based Homeowner's Rehab officials who designed a 40-unit affordable housing project called Trolley Square in Cambridge. More

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shades of gray

In Naples, Fla., WCI Communities recently completed a beachfront tower that targets well-heeled buyers in their 50s. Its penthouse is priced at $12 million. In Atlanta, James, Harwick + Partners is designing a subsidized apartment building for low-income retirees that includes a surround-sound theater and a fitness center. And in Sarasota, Fla., the master-planned Lakewood Ranch community will include an on-site assisted-living facility. More

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