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EPA gives Philadelphia $3M for green stormwater solutions

The US EPA will be providing $3 million to Philadelphia in research grants for projects that will study the benefits of green solutions to control storm water pollution in the city. More

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Green Star

Extra sustainability effort “benefits all,” says manager. More

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2 Billion Square Feet and Counting

There has been some discussion lately about whether the sustainability movement has lost steam. When we asked this question on our website last year, 57 percent of you said it was losing momentum, 24 percent said it was gaining momentum, and 19 percent said it had hit a plateau. More

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Cemstone Facility Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Cemstone, an Upper Midwest leader in ready-mix, engineered and decorative concrete has earned Green-Star Certification by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) for its batch plant facility in Northfield, Minn. It is one of only 13 plants in Minnesota to receive such certification. More

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Five Big Ideas for the Concrete Industry

Change is happening within the concrete industry--here's how. More

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The Home Depot and U.S. Green Building Council Launch New Database of Green Building Products

leedhomedepot.com offers information on products that may contribute to the requirements of the LEED for Homes program More

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Third Public Comment Period for Update to USGBC's LEED Green Building Program to Open Next Month

USGBC's third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building program will open Mar. 1, 2012. More

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Deciphering the Code

A new building code seeks to standardize green construction practices. More

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Tread Lightly When Going Green

Q: We operate in an area that does not have many LEED projects. However, we are now seeing more such projects under development, and specifications requiring LEED submittals are becoming more frequent. How can we manufacture concrete to meet these requirements, and how can we make our concrete more sustainable? More

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Certifiably Sustainable

A new program rewards environmentally responsible plants. More

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