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Top 10 LEED Projects
By Robert Nieminen and Jamie Nicpon

This year's Top 10, which were selected by our editorial staff for meeting a number of criteria, including: innovative solutions to challenging design problems; performance in several key areas; and, of course, aesthetics. These LEED projects—many the first of their kind to be certified— demonstrate the ability and versatility of the rating system to forever alter the landscape of the built environment ... creating truly great places to work, learn, travel, heal, and play.


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Royal Gardenia Becomes the World's Largest LEED Platinum Rated Hotel
ITC's new luxury hotel in Bengaluru adopted contemporary green practices that ultimately earned it a LEED India Platinum rating.
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Survey Shows Economy is Top Concern of A/E/C Industry Leaders
According to a new survey of firms in the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting fields, industry leaders rate the performance of the U.S. economy as the biggest challenge they face in the coming year.
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JSI Achieves GREENGUARD Certification
Mohawk Industries was recently recognized as a charter member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” program—a national initiative to drive a 25 percent reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years.
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Nora Launches New Web Site
The new site,, spotlights more than 100 new products, including energy-saving LED and CFL fixtures and decorative accent lighting, while also providing a wider range of customer service features.
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January 5, 2010

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Global’s KATE DuPont Corian presents its expanded Illumination Series
Global’s KATE is ideal for conference and meeting room applications as well as for general seating around an office. Showcasing the constant evolution of its aesthetics and flexibility as a design material, DuPont Corian presents its expanded Illumination Series.

GBCI, VA Help Veterans and Families Pay for LEED Exams
USFloors Earns First-Ever Children & Schools Certification for Bamboo Flooring
CIDA Announces Interior Design Education Award
ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp Integration
Green Schools Summit & Expo: Bringing Sustainability to a New Generation
GREENGUARD Launches Comprehensive Health-Based Certification Pilot Program
Greenbuild 2009 to Offer Numerous Opportunities for Green Building Education
2009 ARIDO Awards Honor Ontario's Best Interior Designers
USGBC Announces Winner of Sustainable Design Competition
NCIDQ Rolls Out New Exam Requirement

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