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More labs go green all over

It appears that the link between science and building green is strengthening with each passing day. Last week, Arizona State University announced its choice of HDR Architects and Steven Ehrlich Architects to design its new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (ISTB) IV scheduled for completion on its Tempe campus by 2010. The university plans to seek a minimum of LEED Silver status for the 250,000-square-foot building, which will house offices and laboratories for ASU's School of Ea

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It appears that the link between science and building green is strengthening with each passing day. Last week, Arizona State University announced its choice of HDR Architects and Steven Ehrlich Architects to design its new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (ISTB) IV scheduled for completion on its Tempe campus by 2010. The university plans to seek a minimum of LEED Silver status for the 250,000-square-foot building, which will house offices and laboratories for ASU's School of Earth and Science Exploration. While LEED Silver is a substantial goal, recently built labs - such as UC Santa Barbara's linkurl:Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management;http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/ and the National Renewable Laboratory's linkurl:Science and Technology Facility;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/6/1/29/1/ in Golden, Colorado - have gone the whole hog, obtaining LEED Platinum status. Meanwhile in Ohio, the linkurl:Great Lakes Science Center;http://www.glsc.org/ plans to unveil its latest green feature next week. The center will dedicate a 300 foot...

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