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LEED certification challenges (access required)

LEED certification has risen in popularity across the U.S. and in Charlotte in particular: the city is home to 74 buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designations. So why isn't CMS striving for LEED status on all of its four new schools?

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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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