June 19, 2009

New Library Combines Traditional, Modern Design
The Lukmire Partnership, based in Arlington, Va., has designed the new $6.6 million, 30,000-square-foot Falls Run Library in Stafford County, Va. The new library blends traditional elements with the latest trends in public library design and is expected to be completed in summer of 2010.

Investing • Energy • Trade

Investing: The bear market is over, rebalance your portfolio.
Energy: Another speculation bubble will deflate end of summer.
Trade: A U.S./Canada trade war? It could be happening.

Good Energies’ Green Capital
Good Energies is an international, mission-centered venture capital firm that uses a diverse group of professionals, including architects, to invest in sustainable technology and building systems. This staff, which also includes physicists, engineers, and MBAs, allows everyone to be more discerning and knowledgeable about the technology they invest in.

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