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Green, Reconsidered

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If a building has solar panels, low-flow toilets, and vertical gardens but is located in the hinterlands, is it still green? The Los Angeles Times poses that question in an article, focusing on a new sustainable building in downtown Chicago that would lose much of its eco-credibility if it was built in the 'burbs (99 percent of employees would drive to the hypothetical office in the burbs, while more than half take transit to the downtown office). [LA Times]