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Princeton Review: There is no ‘best’ green college

April 17th, 2012

Princeton Review’s new 2012 Guide to Green Colleges commends 322 colleges for green living practices and learning opportunities, but breaks the paradigm of ranking the schools or sorting them into “best of” categories.

The Review reports that it dropped the grading system because all of the 322 schools on this year’s list — winnowed from 768 that were sent surveys — “have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability initiatives.”

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US Green Building Council says American Jobs Act would put thousands to work in energy efficiency

September 9th, 2011

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) CEO Rick Fedrizzi praised the job-creating infrastructure improvements proposed in the American Jobs Act, outlined by the president in a public address on Thursday.

“It is clear that we must rebuild and modernize our increasingly brittle built environment,” said Fedrizzi, the founding chair of the USGBC, in a statement. The USGBC promotes more efficient buildings and construction methods.

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Eco-friendly hotel room designs win ‘Sustainable Suite’ competition

October 27th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) asked interior designers to submit their plans for an eco-friendly guest room in their first-ever Sustainable Suite Design Competition.

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Only the greenest offices will do for nation’s green building experts

July 22nd, 2009

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

If anyone knows about energy-efficient, environmentally responsible buildings, it’s the U.S. Green Building Council. The booming non-profit wrote the book when it comes to guiding and recognizing those who create the world’s greenest buildings.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the council’s new headquarters in Washington, D.C., has received their own highest rating for environmentally smart buildings – platinum.

Before you assume they’re tooting their own horn, a look at all of the green elements of the council’s new 75,000-square-foot office may allay suspicions. (Besides, if they didn’t build the most energy-efficient and environmentally sound building possible, more than a few fingers would wag.)

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Walgreens store expected to be first LEED drugstore

June 26th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips Green Right Now Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the nation, is going green in Southern California. The retail chain celebrated the grand opening on Wednesday of a new store in Mira Mesa outside of San Diego, that is expected to be the first drugstore in the US to meet Leadership in [...]

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