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    GETTING GREEN PRODUCTS RIGHT

    Green project requirements can be found just about anywhere in the contract documents. This is also true for green building product requirements that are an important part of any green building project.

    Just like green project requirements, green building product requirements can be included in the contract documents either explicitly or implicitly.

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    DESERT MUSEUMS IN PLATINUM

    Another building type shattered the dual-glazed, low-e glass ceiling in April 2008 when the U.S. Green Building Council first awarded LEED Platinum certification to a museum complex.

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    Developer Wants to Add Tall Turbine Tower to Portland's Skyline — KGW, 2008.0918

    Home Depot Smart Home Receives LEED Platinum — Carolina Newswire, 2008.0918

    Eco Innkeepers — Metropolis, 2008.0917

    Berkeley Approves City-Backed Loans for Solar Panels — New York Times, 2008.0917

    Green Issues Dominate Election — Nature, 2008.0917

    Houses Made of Hemp Could Help Combat Climate Change — Innovations Report, 2008.0916

    Arctic Ice Could Be Thinnest Ever Amid Fears Climate Is 'Low Priority' — Scotsman Online, 2008.0916

    GM Debuts the Chevy Volt — CNN, 2008.0916

    Home, Green Home in Changsha, Hunan — RedNet, 2008.0916

    We Recycle Cans and Bottles, Why Not Buildings? — Seattle Times, 2008.0916

    Weather History Offers Insight into Global Warming — New York Times, 2008.0916

    California's New Green Rules Overview — Reed Construction Data, 2008.0915

    States Aim to Cut Gases by Making Polluters Pay — New York Times, 2008.0915

    Seeking Synergy — Contract Magazine, 2008.0915

    No Yards Needed in High-Rise Farms — Oregonian, 2008.0915

    Standards for Green Building Vary by Organization — Knox News, 2008.0915

    When Are Green Roofs Really Blue? — Green Roofs, 2008.0914

    Structures That 'Fit with the Land' — Baltimore Sun, 2008.0914

    Wind-Power Politics — New York Times, 2008.0914

    The Hi-Tech Green Home — Boston Globe, 2008.0914

    Builders Find Modern Inspiration Region's Un-Air-Conditioned Past — Florida Times-Union, 2008.0913

    Expo, Dues, Not LEED Account for Nonprofit USGBC's Revenues — Maryland Daily Record, 2008.0913

    The New Tech Boom: Helping Buildings Go Green? — GlobeSt, 2008.0912

    LEED's Building Standard Challenges All Who Use It — Maryland Daily Record, 2008.0912

    Habitat for Humanity & Drury University LEED Platinum Home — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.0912

    Gravity-Mapping Satellite Will Help Predict Climate Change — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0911

    Buildings of Today Called Unsustainable — BC Local News, 2008.0911

    Green Building Rules Expected to Be Introduced in Abu Dhabi in January — Property Wire, 2008.0911

    EU Panel Lowers Biofuels Goal, Protects Industry — Reuters, 2008.0911

    Bangladesh Launches Climate Change Action Plan — Nature, 2008.0911

    Call to Arms for an American-Led Green Revolution — New York Times, 2008.0910

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