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California adopts mandatory green building standard

SACRAMENTO — California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a mandatory green building standard — CALGREEN — requiring all new buildings to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
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Lawmaker says proposal not intended to create monopoly

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Representative Cory Mason says his proposed requirement that school building cleaning meet GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) standards was not intended to create a monopoly.
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The USGBC seeks new committee members

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) invites all qualified members to apply for positions on five new committees recently established by the Board of Directors.
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New line of bio-based cleaning chemicals certified green

The BioLink line of cleaning chemicals from Pro-Link were formulated in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) initiative.
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Three more Spartan products recognized by EPA's DfE program

MAUMEE, OH — Spartan Chemical Company has announced that three products have been recognized for their safe chemistry after completing the EPA''s Design for the Environment (DfE) review process.
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ISSA to hold Green Cleaning Management workshop

CHICAGO – This half-day workshop will be held in a number of cities across the United States.
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College arts building certified LEED Gold

ALBANY, NY — The Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose uses no fossil fuels for heating and cooling.
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Purdue receives grant towards building performance research center

LAFAYETTE, IN — Center for High Performance Buildings will research designs that focus on efficiency, health and air quality.
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Spartan Chemical team receives CIMS re-certification

MAUMEE, OH — Seventy-six Spartan Chemical Company sales team members have been re-certified as Cleaning Industry Management Standard ISSA Certification Experts.
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Sizeable grant awarded to expand Green Supers program

NEW YORK — The grant will allow the 32BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund to train 2,000 supers in energy efficiency.
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