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Sustainability

Economy has slowed LEED certification pursuit

June 16, 2010
HONOLULU, HI — The gap between the number of Hawaii projects that actually have been able to earn LEED certification and the number of projects that is seeking the building industry''s coveted "green" label is widening as some businesses have been deterred by slow returns on investment.
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Three Diversey buildings earn green building certificates

June 15, 2010
MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — From solar-powered faucets to wind turbines, Diversey Inc. has green buildings, and now independent recognition of that.
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Nichols Achieves LEED Gold for Existing Buildings

June 15, 2010
MUSKEGON, MI — Nichols Paper and Supply has achieved LEED EB Gold status.
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High-Performance Building Week

June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON — The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) has designated June 13-19 as High-Performance Building Week.
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High school targeted in first LEED certification appeal

June 14, 2010
EAGLE RIVER, WI — The first public high school to reveive a LEEd Gold rating will go down in the annals of green building hisotry as the target of the first third-party appeal of a LEED certification.
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School district earns Honorable Mention

June 11, 2010
WESTBURY, NY — School district earns Honorable Mention for its green cleaning practices.
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Habitat for Humanity taking the LEED

June 10, 2010
ONTARIO — An environmentally sustainable and wheelchair accessible house will soon be home to a young family thanks to Habitat for Humanity and students at Fleming College.
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Five Tork Brand products receive Green Seal certification

June 10, 2010
WASHINGTON — Five more Tork brand towel and tissue products have earned Green Seal certification, increasing SCA Tissue''s total of Green Seal-certified products to 22.
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Lack of data stalls green retrofits

June 10, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, IN — The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation is funding a database project to help determine the energy and cost savings that are possible from green retrofits in major office buildings.
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Are LEED buildings filled with toxic air?

June 10, 2010
NEW YORK — Amidst all the debate over whether they bring any benefit, one point may be getting lost: Are LEED buildings in fact safe to live/work in?
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