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Agricultural Urbanism Takes Root in Wisconsin Agricultural Urbanism Takes Root in Wisconsin

Bishop’s Bay, an 800-acre development in the suburbs of Madison, Wis., will combine new homes with working farm land. You might call it living la vida loca(vore). Read more

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USGBC Floats Plan to Let Wood-Cert Groups Qualify for LEED

The pilot plan recognizes how the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Canadian Standards Association, and others promote transparency. Read more

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Proposed Wood-Certification Benchmarks for LEED Fail to Win Enough Support

Multi-year battle over expanding certifications recognized by USGBC’s rating system ends short of necessary two-thirds vote, thus leaving requirements as originally written. Read more

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Both Sides Line Up Against USGBC's Wood-Certification Vote

Forest Stewardship Council calls for no-vote and enlists environmental groups to back it, while the Sustainable Forest Initiative attacks proposal for other reasons. Read more

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USGBC Opens Door To Ending FSC's Green Wood Monopoly

Proposal would set standards for certification programs that would qualify for LEED points. Read more

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