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Hesselink elected chair of USGBC of West Michigan

MUSKEGON, MI — Nichols announced that Renae Hesselink has been elected the new chair for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) of West Michigan.
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Students team up to make school building greener

FORT COLLINS, CO – Students from Colorado State University and Kinard Middle School are teaming up as part of a pilot study through the LEED-EBOM program.
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Philadelphia plans energy-efficiency renovations

PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia is looking to reduce the millions it spent on energy costs last year through energy-efficiency renovations.
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The first LEED-certified public school in New York State

AUBURN, NY – The Cayuga-Onondaga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Regional Education Center has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
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Interlink Supply tests customer recycling rewards program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Interlink Supply has announced the testing of a rewards program to encourage customers to recycle empty solution containers.
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Texas college to be fully powered by wind

GEORGETOWN, TX — Southwestern University will become the first college or university in the state of Texas and one of only six in the nation to be fully powered by green energy.
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Miami's first LEED-certified office tower

MIAMI — The Wachovia Financial Center has received a LEED-EBOM Gold rating, making it the first LEED-certified office tower in Miami.
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California adopts mandatory green building standard

SACRAMENTO — California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a mandatory green building standard — CALGREEN — requiring all new buildings to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
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Lawmaker says proposal not intended to create monopoly

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Representative Cory Mason says his proposed requirement that school building cleaning meet GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) standards was not intended to create a monopoly.
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The USGBC seeks new committee members

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) invites all qualified members to apply for positions on five new committees recently established by the Board of Directors.
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