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Sustainability

The Piedmont Town Center earns LEED certification at the Gold level

March 8, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC — The Piedmont Town Center hopes to minimize environmental impacts through recent upgrades in cleaning, maintenance, recycling and various other facility systems.
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SCA helps high school efficient auto design team compete on global level

March 5, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — Global personal hygiene product company SCA will donate $10,000 and TorkĀ® products to Philadelphia Academies Inc.''s West Philly Hybrid X Team to help the group participate in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize (PIAXP) competition.
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Meijer store becomes first LEED-certified retrofit supercenter

March 4, 2010
WALKER, MI — Supermarket chain Meijer''s North Shores store has become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified retrofit supercenter.
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Another state passes green school cleaning bill

March 4, 2010
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

March 3, 2010
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

March 2, 2010
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

March 1, 2010
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

March 1, 2010
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

February 26, 2010
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

February 26, 2010
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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