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Madison, Racine projects in ‘Green’ Top 10

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The American Institute of Architects says two of the nation’s top-10 green projects for 2011 are in Wisconsin.

One is an addition to the First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison. The structure is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Nationals Historic Landmark Meeting House first completed in 1951 before undergoing a 20,000-square foot addition. Its features include CO2 sensors that trigger a ventilation system and a vegetated roof.

The other project is the OS House in Racine. It’s located in a downtown neighborhood that exemplifies how a small, sustainable residence can be built on a moderate budget.

The home has been granted the highest certification for energy efficiency and sustainable practices and has won four AIA awards.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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