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School district seeks exemption from green cleaning mandate

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

PHILADELPHIA — Environmental leadership standard and certification mark EcoLogo has announced the launch of a standard for instant hand antiseptic products.
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Olympic village 'greenest neighborhood in the world'

VANCOUVER, BC — The Southeast False Creek and the athelete''s village for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.
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Getz Sales Group to represent Core Products

CANTON, TX — Cleaning products manufacturer Core Products Company Inc. has announced that the Getz Sales Group will represent the company''s line of premium cleaning products in four states.
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