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    Since the 1990s, “green,” or sustainable, architecture has gone from design fad to design mandate. To design buildings with minimal environmental impact, architects need to consider a variety of factors—such as the building’s energy efficiency, its harmony with its surroundings and the ecological integrity of the construction materials. The top priority, of course, is maintaining great design aesthetics so that the result is a beautiful, functional space.

    This last point—maintaining im

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