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Friday Roundup: AIA's best buildings, Michigan chapter's challenge

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The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center.

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

The 11 Best American-Designed Buildings of The Year, GizModo. The LEED Gold Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center was a recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture.

Local USGBC chapter launches Battle of the Buildings, MiBiz. The USGBC West Michigan Chapter is pitting companies against one another to see which ones can save the most energy.

Flagler Village in the Keys becomes part of a residential housing trend to ban smoking, Miami Herald. LEED has been pivotal in the push for healthier indoor environments.

Rocky Mountain Institute unveils plan for 'Innovation Center,' Aspen Times. The project is pursuing LEED Platinum as well as the Living Building Challenge.

ARCHITECTURE: Philly launches first totally 'green' School of the Future, Montgomery News.

5 NFL Stadiums Scoring Energy Efficiency Touchdowns, EarthTechling.

World's largest LED screen, on Las Vegas Strip, goes green, Las Vegas Journal-Review.

Shedding Light on Energy Efficiency, Beverage World.

Silicon Valley Building by Brick Boasts Eye-catching Rooftop Garden, Dexinger.

New Eastport school wins gold by going green, Newsday.

Health Care REIT Uses Sustainability to Attract Talent, REIT.com.