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Friday Roundup: Battling big chemical in Ohio, Dynamic Plaque pushes performance

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The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr
The Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Sam Howzit via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Resolution that would halt LEED standards in public construction gets first hearing, Columbus Business First. Advocates for healthier, high-performing buildings are going to the mat against the big chemical lobby in Ohio.

Green for Life, EcoBuilding Pulse. The LEED Dynamic Plaque is set to help building owners and occupants change the way they think about ongoing performance.

Green building is good for Oregon business, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.). The timber and chemical industries have been claiming LEED is bad for business — but nothing could be further from the truth.

Should ‘The Lawyers’ or ‘The Government’ be responsible for regulating building product content?, GreenWizard. And where does liability fall between architects/specifiers and building product manufacturers? Adam Bernholz tackles these tough questions.

Hertz goes green with waterless car washing, The Examiner. The car rental chain is looking to save more than 130 million gallons of car wash water a year.

How One Texas Town Is Big, Really Big, On Wind Power, Earth Techling. Denton, Texas, is leading the way toward a renewable future.

Portland unveils new emergency coordination center in Southeast Portland, The Oregonian. The project is aiming for LEED Gold.

A look at LEED’s new v4 standards, Finance & Commerce. The USGBC Minnesota Chapter is working to help others understand the new system.

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