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NRDC Finishes Ultra-green Building

Robert Redford will join John Adams, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), to open the group's new Southern California office, which is constructed to the highest green building standards.
November 14, 2003, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The structure uses about 60 percent less water than most buildings because it captures rainwater from the roof, showers and sinks and uses it to water the plants and flush the low-flow toilets. The urinals use a special cartridge to funnel away wastewater. Inside, floors are made of bamboo [...] carpets are hemp [...] State-of-the-art fixtures consume less energy [...]. The 15,000 square foot structure, originally built in 1917, was stripped down to its wooden skeleton and rebuilt as an example of urban renewal. It is completely free of formaldehyde and vinyl, and office machines that can emit fumes are confined to a room that vents to the outside."

Thanks to Dan Liebgold

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Published on Thursday, November 13, 2003 in Yahoo! Newswire
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