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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). 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. 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. 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. More

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Home Appliance Industry to Develop Sustainability Standards

By creating a lifecycle-based standard for home appliance sustainability, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers aims to provide a helpful tool for the public. More

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Refrigerator and Freezer Performance Verification Program Launches

The third-party program will corroborate or contradict manufacturers' energy usage claims to support Energy Star program product verification efforts. More

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Wood Groups Dislike USGBC's Third Attempt on Rules for LEED Points

Forest Stewardship Council-US and Sustainable Forestry Initiative oppose plan for vastly different reasons. 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. More

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