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A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.

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When architect and developer Peter Gill Case hired architect Joe Haskett at his Providence, R.I., firm, truth , in 2008, the pair had plans to build sustainable office buildings. But as the slowed, they found there wasn't a market for new office space, green or otherwise, on the scale they had intended.

Graduates of the School of Design (RISD), the pair shifted their thinking by using prefabricated shipping containers as their medium. They built 12 energy-efficient office units, 11 of which are currently leased.

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