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Friday Roundup: Clean Kohl's, GSA Committee Likes LEED, Ohio Schools Success

Published on 3 May 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Credit: hattiesburgmemory via Flickr
Credit: hattiesburgmemory via Flickr

Why Kohl’s is One of the Most Sustainable Department Store Chains in the U.S., Triple Pundit. Kohl’s, a LEED Volume Program participant, is pushing the envelope on reducing its environmental footprint, with hundreds of LEED- and ENERGY STAR-certified stores.

GSA Committee Recommends LEED, ECOBUILDING Pulse. The General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee has recommended that the GSA use LEED as its green building standard.

How the National Football League became a champion of sustainability, The Guardian. The NFL has big plans for mitigating its environmental impact and positioning itself as a role model for all of America.

How VW Achieved LEED Platinum-Rated Construction, Area Development Online. Volkswagen secured LEED Platinum at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., with “detailed planning, research, modification of standard construction practices, and contractor oversight guided by a dedicated on-site LEED coordinator.”

In Ohio, schools reap benefits of energy-efficiency push, Midwest Energy News. The Ohio School Facilities Commission's decision to adhere to LEED for new construction and major renovations has made all the difference.

How higher ed helps shape the future of green building, GreenBiz. In the green building landscape, “higher education has a unique potential to guide other sectors by demonstrating its pursuit of the triple-bottom-line metrics for evaluating its green projects,” says the editor of a new McGraw-Hill report on the space.

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