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Johns Hopkins University building is LEED certified

BALTIMORE — The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level for a commercial interior project.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional launches the Green Patrol

ROSWELL, GA — The Green Patrol will bring employees and other volunteers to communities throughout the United States to help plant trees, aid in cleanup and recycling projects and other environmental efforts.
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A green roof photo contest in honor of Earth Day

WASHINGTON — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, greenroofs.com is holding a "Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!" photo contest.
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Cascades Tissue Group purchases wind energy credits

ALBANY, NY — The wind energy credits, which will be used to offset the emissions released to produce the North River line of paper products, represent a 182 percent increase over Cascade Tissue''s current energy credit levels.
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DuPont announces the formation of Dupont Sustainable Solutions

WILMINGTON, DE — DuPont Sustainable Solutions is organized into four segments: Safety resources, sustainable operations, training solutions and clean technologies.
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Betco to host webinar in celebration of Green Earth brand

TOLEDO, OH — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Betco Corporation''s Green Earth brand, the company is hosting a free webcast on sustainable cleaning practices for end-users and distributors April 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. EST.
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The first American National Standard for Commercial Green Building

ATLANTA — The ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings received formal approval on March 24, 2010, and will now go through a pilot program.
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Resistance to LEED certification dwindling

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Many convenience stores have been reluctant to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification but, as auxiliary benefits are being discovered, more are opting for the paid recognition.
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Petition calls for changes to LEED standard

WASHINGTON — An online petition launched by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is calling for changes to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standard to allow for all "wood and paper products [to be] certified [by] independent, respected and credible standards."
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Building certified under LEED for Schools program

GREEN HILLS, TN — Julia Green Elementary School recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level, making it Tennessee''s first school certified under the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools program.
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