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Tenants go for the green build-out (access required)

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Interior design in law offices traditionally has featured pricey, imposing furniture, expensive paneling, carpeting and artwork and other opulent touches. But the Minneapolis law firm of Nilan Johnson Lewis emphatically broke with that tradition when it developed its ecology-conscious space on two floors of the One Financial Plaza building.

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Is this any way to 
build a road? (access required)

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Since the early 1990s the state of North Carolina has been studying, evaluating 
and planning construction of the Northern Beltway in Winston-Salem but has yet to break ground. Why, then, has DOT continued to freeze all property development and sales along the beltway corridor, leaving thousands of property owners stuck? Because it can.

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Use of certified wood drops in 2011 LEED projects (access required)

This year, significantly fewer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects specified the use of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A recent report issued by GreenBiz Group found FSC wood was used in only 26 percent of new LEED construction in 2011, down from 41 percent last year.

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