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University to make green cleaning policy official

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MISSOULA, MT — Several separate custodial departments at the University of Montana (UM) have come together in favor of an official green cleaning policy.
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Report: 'Missed opportunities' for sustainability at Winter Olympics

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VANCOUVER — The David Suzuki Foundation released a report praising the organizers of the Winter Olympics for energy-efficient measures, but say they could have done more.
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Lunch-and-Learn webinars held for various LEED exams

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WASHINGTON — The National Capital Region Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Facility Engineering Associates P.C. (FEA) to offer a series of Lunch-and-Learn webinars.
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LEED-certified public building uses double the energy expected

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Due to the building''s unexpected popularity, the city''s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified public building is using twice the amount of energy designers anticipated.
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Major restructuring at Charlotte Products

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PETERBOROUGH, ON — Charlotte Products, a leading cleaning chemical products manufacturer, has announced a major restructuring of its business operations and leadership.
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NCL achieves GS-37 re-certification for product line

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PHILADELPHIA — National Chemical Laboratories Inc. (NCL) recently announced that its EARTH SENSE® Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Products have achieved re-certification under the fifth edition of Green Seal Inc.''s GS-37 Standard.
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FEA gains 12th LEED-AP

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FAIRFAX, VA — Facility Engineering Associates P.C. has announced that Maria Fara has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional Existing Building Operations and Maintenance from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Courthouse 'cool roof' has solar panels, reflective membrane

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KANSAS CITY, KA — The Robert J. Dole U.S. Courthouse has installed 200 solar panels and a ''cool roof'' reflective membrane as part of a multi-million dollar energy-efficiency renovations project.
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USGBC launches Green Campus Campaign

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched the Green Campus Campaign in an effort to promote a more complete sustainability model on college campuses.
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Finnish embassy first to earn LEED Gold certification

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WASHINGTON — The Finnish Embassy has become the first embassy awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
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