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January 2012

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week I watched the President’s State of the Union address with a notepad of buzzwords ready to take down some tallies. I’m certainly not the only person who keeps track keywords mentioned by the President in his annual speech. Not surprisingly, the President mentioned “jobs” more than 40 times in the 90 minute speech. I was also pleased...

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

When you think about a “green” building, you probably don’t picture a centuries-old National Historic Landmark that’s lined with columns and made of thousands of tons of granite.

Well, maybe that’s about to change. I'm pleased to announce that the Treasury Building – which dates back to the 19th century and is located right next door to...

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Anthony Dalton Posted in Center for Green Schools

Parents want to know: is building a school as a LEED school expensive? It all depends. Initial construction costs can sometimes be high, but with a careful budget and post construction energy performance studies, building to LEED standards saves a great deal of money over time. Additionally, green schools can be created at or below regional K-...

Published on January 25, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Reposted from the White House Council on Environmental Quality's blog

CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley joined Mayor Jeri Muoio in West Palm Beach to tour Northboro Elementary School – a recently modernized...

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