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+ Tomorrow’s Leaders

USGBC’s Emerging Professionals program forms future sustainability champions.

+ Green Standard

Colgate-Palmolive strives to become a leader in sustainable building practices around the world.

+ The “New” Deal

The green economy is creating millions of new jobs and contributing hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy.

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Workmen, 1933

F. Winold Reiss was a German-born American artist and graphic designer. In his mosaic mural Workmen, he depicts and honor the spirit of the workers who built Cincinnati. This segment of Workmen is one of 18 murals on display inside the historic Cincinnati Union Terminal.
Photographed by J. Miles Wolf

LEED impact categories

+ community

Holley Henderson dispels the notion that environmentalists have to be perfect to be effective.

+ human health

HDR Inc. designs an Army Medical Center with sustainability and wellness in mind.

+ ecosystems

Brownfield remediation’s third generation comes of age.

+ green economy

The Closed Loop Fund tackles how to reuse products and packages as part of the supply chain of the manufacturing process.

departments

+ LEED ON

Letter from Michelle Moore, CEO at Groundswell.

+ community

USGBC-LA’s Green Janitor Program reaches beyond energy-saving strategies to empower its employees.

+ advocacy

Changes in the FHA’s insurance rates foster sustainability in multifamily housing.

+ local pulse

Q & A with Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive Bank of America

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Detail of Mosaic mural by Winold Reiss