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Friday Roundup: Gophers Going Green, California's Solar City, Double Platinum Digs

Published on 12 Apr 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: chefranden via Flickr
Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: chefranden via Flickr

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

For Duluth schools, spending on energy-saving features can save over time, Star Tribune. The Minneapolis city convinced taxpayers that energy efficiency was worth the investment when overhauling its schools.

With Eco-Friendly Building Supplies, Green Depot Thrives in the Construction Rebound, Bloomberg Businessweek. The retailer specializing in green construction material is succeeding in a market expected to reach $86.6 billion by 2017.

With Help From Nature, a Town Aims to be a Solar Capital, The New York Times. Lancaster, Calif., wants to be the first city to produce more electricity from solar energy than it consumes on a daily basis.

Traveling a more environmentally friendly road, USA Today. In the air and on the ground, travelers are finding sustainable practices and properties in more places.

Double LEED Platinum for GSK’s New Headquarters, Architect. GlaxoSmithKline’s facility in Philadelphia secured the rare honor of two Platinum certifications: one under LEED for Commercial Interiors and one under LEED for Core & Shell.

Matthew Knight Arena is awarded certification for being green, Daily Emerald. The University of Oregon’s 400,000-square-foot arena took home LEED Gold. Way to go Ducks!

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