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Green schools legislation rejected

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SALT LAKE CITY — A proposed bill encouraging Utah schools to be built or upgraded in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification level has been rejected by state legislators.
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District receives EPA Sustained Excellence Award for IAQ

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OMAHA, NE — Omaha Public Schools is now one of only 15 school districts nationwide to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Model of Sustained Excellence Award.
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USGBC refutes claim about LEED 'decertification'

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) says that a report of a new provision that will allow them to "decertify" existing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings is inaccurate.
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SCA makes 'Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations' list

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PHILADELPHIA — Global personal hygiene product company SCA has once again been featured in the ''2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'' list.
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EcoLogo establishes hand sanitizer standard

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PHILADELPHIA — Environmental leadership standard and certification mark EcoLogo has announced the launch of a standard for instant hand antiseptic products.
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Olympic village 'greenest neighborhood in the world'

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VANCOUVER, BC — The Southeast False Creek and the athelete''s village for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.
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Getz Sales Group to represent Core Products

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CANTON, TX — Cleaning products manufacturer Core Products Company Inc. has announced that the Getz Sales Group will represent the company''s line of premium cleaning products in four states.
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First LEED Platinum-certified building in Tennessee

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CHATTANOOGA, TN — The offices of a nonprofit initiative that helps increase green building awareness have been awarded the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification in Tennessee.
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Schools and agencies to save big with solar energy

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — A Morris County solar and renewable energy project will save participating schools and agencies 35 percent on energy bills.
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First non-disinfecting hard surface spray certified 'asthma & allergy friendly'

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EXTON, PA — Endust Free Dusting and Cleaning Spray has become the first non-disinfecting hard surface spray cleaning product to earn the ''asthma & allergy friendly'' certification mark.
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