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Friday Roundup: Educating for sustainability, Illinois demonstrates leadership

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U.S. Department of Education via Flickr
U.S. Department of Education via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

USGBC wants all students schooled on sustainability by 2040, GreenBiz. The National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability calls for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy.

Private, public buildings go green, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.) USGBC Illinois Chapter Executive Director Brian Imus spoke with the suburban Chicago paper about the state’s leadership in greening the built environment.

Debating LEED's worth, Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh). USGBC responds to a misleading editorial regarding the effectiveness of the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system.

Alargan HQ becomes Kuwait's first LEED project, ConstructionWeek Online. It’s LEED Platinum, to boot.

New York's newest and most significant green buildings, innovations, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.). Check out this great slideshow about green buildings in Upstate New York.

Net-zero-energy: Step into California's future, San Jose Mercury-News. California will require all new residential construction to be net-zero by 2020.

The Green Room: Sustainable Design in 8 Market Segments, Interior Design. LEED projects across the nation and in Mexico are highlighted.

Golisano Institute receives green designation, Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.). USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi attended the opening of the LEED Platinum space at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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