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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects March 13, 2009
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Temple of Green
It’s not surprising that many clients might shy away from going for the “Full Monty” in sustainability circles—a LEED® Platinum rating—due to the perception that achieving such a certification will require high-cost systems and materials. But it’s possible to get Platinum without advanced technology.

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Charles Van Zant, AIA, is an architect, minister, legislator in the Florida House of Representatives, and former appointee to the Clay County School Board. He explains how he became so publicly involved despite initial reluctance.
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In Memory of Two for Whom Life Goes On
Greg Franta, FAIA, and Gail Lindsey, FAIA, two leaders in the environmental movement are gone now, one in an auto accident February 9, the other of cancer February 2. Both had a true joy of life—not just of theirs, but everyone's, including future generations.

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