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Sustainability

Thirteenth university building receives LEED certification

ATLANTA — Emory University''s Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the thirteenth LEED-certified building on campus.
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First steps to becoming more sustainable

BLOOMINGTON, IN — Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group LLC and Sustainable Tools LLC, offers some initial first steps that are as easy and practical to implement as they are environmentally responsible and cost-effective.
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Some see red over proposed green roof

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Many local leaders are outraged over plans to construct a $380,000 green roof atop the Burke branch of the Alexandria Library.
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Bank sees green in more than just money

SPRINGFIELD, MA — The newest branch of PeoplesBank recently received some green accolades including the GreenSeal designation from Springfield City Hall and a nod from GreenSpringfield.
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Allstate Insurance data center receives LEED-Gold certification

ROCHELLE, IL — Buildings that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified use less water and energy and help taxpayers, businesses and families save money while contributing to a more healthy environment for workers, residents and the community.
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3M wins ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence

ST. PAUL, MN — In 2009, 3M''s comprehensive worldwide energy conservation efforts saved approximately 1.3 trillion British thermal units (BTU) of energy throughout the company''s operations in 65 countries.
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Busch Systems celebrates 25 years in business

BARRIE, ON, Canada — From its inception 25 years ago, Busch Systems has expanded across North America and Europe.
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Creative Discovery Museum features city's largest green roof

CHATTANOOGA, TN – A "Cadillac of green roofs" is the largest green roof in the city.
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Office towers feel pressure to LEED

MIAMI — Traditional office towers facing declining rental rates and competition from newer, greener buildings are feeling pressured to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification.
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IFMA and ENERGY STAR offer Energy Challenge to facilities managers

HOUSTON — The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR program to challenge facility managers to reduce their energy usage by 15 percent.
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