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The LEED Silver Toyota Center in Houston, home of the Rockets. Credit: euthman v
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Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

NBA’s Green Week is Unique, Huffington Post. Allen Hershkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Basketball Association’s partner on Green Week, blogs on what the league is doing to offset its energy use and educate fans about the importance of sustainable practices.

Is there a business case for building green?, GreenBiz. A recently released report from the World Green Building Council shows just how much sense green building really makes from a business perspective.

5 Unusual Ideas for ‘Greening’ a School, The Atlantic Cities. In light of the State of our Schools Report’s jarring revelation of the massive maintenance bill facing our nation’s K-12 facilities, The Atlantic Cities presents some ways schools are working to mitigate their environmental impact.

Facebook’s Green-Roofed ‘Hobbit Hole’ Gets Green Light, Environmental Leader. Facebook received approval to build its second campus in Menlo Park City, Calif., which will feature a massive oak tree-filled park on the roof of the 433,555-square-foot building.

6 Ahold USA Stores Earn LEED Certification, Progressive Grocer. Congratulations to Ahold USA, a LEED Volume Program participant, which recently earned LEED certification for Stop & Shop and Giant locations in New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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