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Another state passes green school cleaning bill

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa House has passed a controversial bill requiring state buildings and schools to use green cleaning products.
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Utica National switches to green cleaning with UGL Unicco

BOSTON — UGL Unicco has announced a new contract with Utica National Insurance Group to provide sustainable custodial and facilities services for all the company''s buildings in and around Utica, New York.
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First LEED-EBOM Silver-certified building in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — The Bath and Body Works headquarters has become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Silver-certified in the state of Ohio.
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U.S. Postal Service to increase lobby recycling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will increase the number of facility recycling bins by 150 percent.
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Another bill for green school cleaning meets resistance

DES MOINES, IA — A proposed Iowa bill encouraging schools to use green cleaning products is the latest of similar bills to be met with criticisms that the change would increase costs for schools.
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State dedicates first LEED-certified prison building

SOLEDAD, CA — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will dedicate the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building in the state prison system,
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Kohl's works with USGBC to green 58 existing stores

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI — Kohl''s Department Stores have announced the development of a pilot program with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to register 58 existing stores for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification.
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Red Lobsters to go green

ORLANDO, FL — Darden Restaurants Inc. — parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and other restaurant chains — announced that it will incorporate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards in the building and remodeling of its locations.
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School district seeks exemption from green cleaning mandate

BARLETT, IL — A new Illinois state mandate requiring schools to use only green cleaning products has led one school district to seek an exemption, claiming the change creates a significant costs increase.
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First LEED-certified inventory center in the JanSan industry

SALT LAKE CITY — The inventory center for WAXIE Sanitary Supply has become the first inventory center in the industry to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
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