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Friday Roundup: Victory in North Carolina, resilient cities, Rachel Gutter interview

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The North Carolina Senate Chamber. Credit: Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

House passes green-building bill, Charlotte Observer. The timber lobby in North Carolina has failed in its effort to ban LEED green building for public projects in the state.

Mayors aim for resilience to weather, energy challenges, Reuters. On June 17, 45 mayors from around the nation signed the Resilient Communities for America Agreement, a campaign spearheaded by USGBC, ICLEI, the National League of Cities and the World Wildlife Fund.

Guest Editor: A chat with Rachel Gutter, Green Building and Design. In this interview, the Center for Green Schools director discusses where the movement for sustainable learning spaces is headed.

The greening of Cook County, Chicago Tribune. The co-chair of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council penned this guest column on what the county is doing to become more sustainable environmentally, economically and socially.

Dubai hosts most sustainable building: LEED No. 1, ConstructionWeekOnline. The Change Initiative earned a whopping 107 out of a possible 110 points on its way to LEED Platinum.

Destiny tenants gain recognition for sustainable building practices, The Post-Standard. More than 60 tenants in Destiny USA, the largest LEED-certified super-regional shopping center in the nation, are in the process of securing individual certifications.

Walgreens expanding solar installations to more than 200 stores, Chain Store Age. The latest initiative from Walgreens, a LEED Volume Program participant, will bring the number of completed solar installations at Walgreens stores to more than 350.

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Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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