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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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Red Lobsters to go green

February 25, 2010
ORLANDO, FL — Darden Restaurants Inc. — parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and other restaurant chains — announced that it will incorporate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards in the building and remodeling of its locations.
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School district seeks exemption from green cleaning mandate

February 24, 2010
BARLETT, IL — A new Illinois state mandate requiring schools to use only green cleaning products has led one school district to seek an exemption, claiming the change creates a significant costs increase.
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First LEED-certified inventory center in the JanSan industry

February 24, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY — The inventory center for WAXIE Sanitary Supply has become the first inventory center in the industry to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
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GREENGUARD launches new website

February 23, 2010
ATLANTA — The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) has launched a newly redesigned website featuring guidelines and and advice for building owners to protect their property from moisture and mold growth.
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Green schools legislation rejected

February 23, 2010
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

February 19, 2010
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'

February 19, 2010
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

February 17, 2010
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

February 17, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — Environmental leadership standard and certification mark EcoLogo has announced the launch of a standard for instant hand antiseptic products.
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