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Sustainability

Utilities see bright side to new Senate energy legislation

LAS VEGAS — Two East Coast senators unveiled climate-change legislatioN Thursday aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the U.S.
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New standard to limit indoor air contaminants

ATLANTA — The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) and NSF International recently announced the joint development of a health-based standard that addresses chemical emissions from products.
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ARAMARK named one of Canada's Greenest Employers

TORONTO — ARAMARK Corporation was recently named one of Canada''s Greenest Employers by Canada''s Top 100 Employers project.
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USGBC approves the University of California Irvine as an Education Provider

IRVINE, CA — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently approved the University of California Irvine Extension as an Education Provider and accepted the aims of 10 sustainability courses.
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EPA hosts national energy efficiency competition

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring the first-ever national energy efficiency contest with 14 commercial buildings competing head-to-head reduce their monthly expenses and their carbon footprints.
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California celebrates first Healthy Schools Day

WASHINGTON — As a result of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention''s (RAMP) efforts, the California State Legislature provided official recognition to the cause and now encourages greening
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District to receive national energy efficiency award

KEARSLEY, MI — The Environmental Excellence Award from Energy Education will go to Kearsley Community Schools for saving more than $668,000 in 28 months through energy-efficient behavior.
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C.L.E.A.N. Awards recognize custodians in clean and safe schools

WASHINGTON — The program, which is in its second year, is sponsored by SDA, the National Education Association (NEA) and NEA''s Health Information Network (HIN).
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Turbine gets an $80,000 foam cleaning job

SPRINGFIELD, MO — A first-ever "foam cleaning" has been issued to chemically clean the blades using "ammoniated foam" to dissolve copper buildup.
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Oklahoma University conducts green roof project

NORMAN, OK — The experimental project was unveiled last Thursday on Earth Day.
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