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Friday Roundup: Presidential Platinum, Renovation Recommendations, Headway in Healthcare

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Dallas, home of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center. Credit: Fl
Dallas, home of the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center. Credit: Flickr via tribalicious

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Bush Center earns a presidential library first: a LEED Platinum for new construction, The Dallas Morning News. Congratulations to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for taking home the top prize in green building.

The 10 best cities for green homes, San Francisco Chronicle. USGBC’s hometown, Washington, D.C., came in at No. 2. Check out this slideshow to see if your city made the list.

Choose building products that are economical, low-impact and handsome, Charlotte Observer. Low-VOC paints, recyclable surfaces and low-impact insulation are all highlighted as good options for home improvement projects.

Kilroy Breaks Ground on LEED Platinum Office Tower, National Real Estate Investor. The 27-story 350 Mission St. in San Francisco is aiming to be 450,000 square feet of pure Platinum.

Book Review: William McDonough and Michael Braungart expand on Cradle to Cradle With The Upcycle, Inhabitat. William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s new book, "The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance," comes a decade after publication of the seminal "Cradle to Cradle," which helped spur a revolution in manufacturing design.

LEED Gold for Group Health in Puyallup, Business Examiner. Puyallup, Wash., is home to the first-ever project certified under the LEED for Healthcare rating system!

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