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      Sustainable Design: So Much More Than Software
  Sustainable Design: So Much More Than Software
The search for a sustainable design tool will almost certainly lead you to a software solution, with no shortage of options out there; from Lifecycle Assessment tools to sustainability integrated into software design tools to design consultancies themselves developing proprietary tools. But I'm looking for a more balanced toolkit that reflects the full richness and diversity of design.
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Walmart Unveils First On-Site Wind Turbine
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