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Sustainability

Five Tork Brand products receive Green Seal certification

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

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?

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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Bank of America building: A new green standard?

NEW YORK — If you''re planning to visit the brand new Bank of America building in midtown Manhattan, make sure not to use any Purell before you go.
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Empire State Building achieves ENERGY STAR goal

NEW YORK — Iconic landmark receives ENERGY STAR recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Sustainable landscape rating system to be tested

MERCED, CA — UC Merced''s planned Science and Engineering building will be the subject of a pilot program to test a new rating system for sustainable landscaping.
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Iowa plant making ethanol from old cardboard boxes

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Fiberight hopes to produce 6 million gallons of biofuel per year at a converted corn ethanol plant in Iowa.
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John Deere to participate in the Sustainable Sites Initiative

CARY, NC — John Deere will join more than 150 other projects to evaluate a new rating system for sustainable landscapes.
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History made in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — President Clinton speaks at event for Nevada''s first LEED Gold certified building.
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GREENGUARD Environmental Institute launches social media contest

ATLANTA — The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute invites NeoCon 2010 visitors to ''tweet.''
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