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New St. Martin’s University Building Receives Highest LEED Rating

The brand new St. Martin’s University’s Cebula Hall in Lacey, WA just received the highest rating of any newly constructed LEED-certified building in the Western Hemisphere. The building was awarded 97 out of 110 points and did it at a surprising cost of just $225 per square foot. This will help dispel the thought that LEED buildings cost more than similar sized non-sustainable buildings.

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Corporate Sustainability Reporting On The Rise

KPMG reveals that a majority of the world’s biggest companies now produce sustainability reports. Of the world’s largest 250 companies, 93% publish annual sustainability reports. And the trend toward using third-party audits of sustainability reports is also on the rise with 59%of the largest 250 companies doing so.

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