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Cleanup time In Buffalo, N.Y.

A cleanup is being recommended at the site of a former Southtowns shopping plaza after a former dry-cleaning business there left behind contaminated soil and water, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced.

Firm’s Seattle High Rise Attains LEED Platinum Certification

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 800 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) rating system. This marks the 12th building developed or managed by Hines to receive this designation.

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn

"We know that living in neighborhoods with more green space has been associated with improved mental health in adults and kids," said Kristen Malecki, assistant professor of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

10 Indiana communities share in $4.3M in brownfield grants

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ten Indiana communities are sharing in nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to address problems associated with old industrial sites known as brownfields.

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Banking on Portland Legislation

The Oregon House has signed off on new legislation that would help local governments clean up contaminated sites such as old gas stations, dry cleaners, factories and more.

Canadian Brownfields: Past Successes, Future Plans

The past, present and the future of Canadian brownfields are the focus of collaboration with the Canadian Brownfields Network to bring the top remediation conference of 2015 to downtown Toronto on June 17.

Mellowing With Age

Louisville, Kentucky real estate developer Andy Blieden noticed a property in terrible shape, covered in graffiti and with indigents living inside. 

Advocates for aging meeting to highlight green design, skills bank

The Commission on Aging will present its third annual report to the Board of County Councilors Tue., June 16. Commission members will discuss their progress in providing quality of life for the increasing number of county residents older than 60.

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Old Ky. Tannery, Shoe Factory Gets a Grant Boost

The city of Vanceburg, Ky. has been awarded a $200,000 grant as one of four projects selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for brownfield communitywide assessment grants and cleanup grants. 

Speaking of Grants in Spokane

The city of Spokane got another big infusion of federal funding toward its effort to clean and redevelop industrial land in the Hillyard area, a former railyard that has sat polluted and nearly abandoned for 50 years.

 

Atlantic City Electric Installing 900 LED Bulbs in Camden County

“In addition, these new LED lights will create a significant cost savings in energy consumption and contribute to Camden County's sustainable infrastructure.” The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Community Development Block ...

Baltimore Gets Grant To Develop More Green Spaces

“Create green space, recreation space,” Schiavone said. “Not only for the families of Sarah's Hope but also for the nearby community, as well.

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