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Sustainability

Resistance to LEED certification dwindling

April 8, 2010
WEST DES MOINES, IA — Many convenience stores have been reluctant to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification but, as auxiliary benefits are being discovered, more are opting for the paid recognition.
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Petition calls for changes to LEED standard

April 6, 2010
WASHINGTON — An online petition launched by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is calling for changes to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standard to allow for all "wood and paper products [to be] certified [by] independent, respected and credible standards."
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Building certified under LEED for Schools program

April 6, 2010
GREEN HILLS, TN — Julia Green Elementary School recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level, making it Tennessee''s first school certified under the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools program.
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CBRE showcases LEED-ership, again

April 5, 2010
BOSTON – The 33-story office tower has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for existing buildings.
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Toilets assist in Princeton's sustainability efforts

April 5, 2010
PRINCETON, NJ – The new toilets use 1.6 gallons of water when handles are pushed down but only 1.1 gallons when pushed up.
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Portland envisions rooftop wildlife habitats

April 2, 2010
PORTLAND — The city of Portland has set a goal of achieving 49 total acres of green roofs by 2013 and, to entice residents to buy into the plan, they are offering credits of up to $5 per square foot to any home or business owner that builds one.
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The LEED-certified Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center

April 1, 2010
ALBANY, NY — The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center, which is home to the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level.
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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants seeks company-wide certification

March 31, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is in process of becoming the first boutique hotel company in the United States to attain Green Seal''s GS-33 certification at the Silver level for all of its properties.
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WAXIE Sanitary Supply earns LEED certification for new facility

March 31, 2010
MESA, AZ — WAXIE Sanitary Supply''s Mesa Inventory Center recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level.
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Cintas given a Sustainability All-Star Award

March 25, 2010
CHICAGO — Cintas Corporation recently announced that its eco-friendly clothing concepts were awarded Apparel magazine‚Äôs second annual Sustainability All-Star Award at the Apparel Tech Conference West.
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