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Published on September 26, 2013 Written by Samantha Wittchen Posted in Greenbuild

If you build it, they will play.

And if you build it on the grounds of a turn-of-the-20th-century playground located in one of the world’s largest urban parks, they’ll do so much more. 

They’ll engage with nature in a way that’s often difficult in the concrete jungle of a city. They’ll use their...

Published on September 25, 2013 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in LEED

Last week in Beijing, China I had the honor of presenting Yum! Brands Inc. with a LEED Gold plaque for their first LEED certified fast food restaurant in the nation’s capital. The restaurant is a local KFC that is impressive both inside and out with several green building strategies that will not only enhance the experience for customers...

Published on September 25, 2013 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

After two weeks of deliberation, the Senate couldn’t advance this important bipartisan bill.

The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, commonly known as Shaheen-Portman (S....

Published on September 25, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Media

USGBC Project Haiti to be Called William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center, Aiming for LEED Platinum

New York City (Sept. 25, 2013) — Today, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announced that their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI...

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