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GREEN MOUNTAIN: If you could rotate this picture 360 degrees, what you wouldn’t see in the breathtaking panorama in the Swiss Alps are electric power lines. That’s why the two guys in the foreground, architecture professors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, designed this futuristic building, called Monte Rosa, to be 90 percent energy independent. Photovoltaic panels and solar thermal systems provide light, heat, and hot water. <
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