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Sustainability

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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Portland envisions rooftop wildlife habitats

PORTLAND — The city of Portland has set a goal of achieving 49 total acres of green roofs by 2013 and, to entice residents to buy into the plan, they are offering credits of up to $5 per square foot to any home or business owner that builds one.
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