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Friday Roundup: Portland's federal building reborn, Hillary at Greenbuild, straight talk on forestry

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The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland. Credit: dog97209 via

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

After years of construction, Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building open and efficient, The Oregonian. The federal building in downtown Portland has undergone a jaw-dropping transformation and is working toward LEED Platinum.

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote Greenbuild, EcoBuildingPulse. Building on Greenbuild's tradition of featuring impressive master speakers, the 67th secretary of state will give the opening address in Philadelphia on Nov. 20.

Anti-LEED bill pulled from NC Senate committee review, Charlotte Business Journal. Good news for green buildings: A timber-industry-backed bill that would ban the use of LEED for public projects in North Carolina has been put on hold.

Setting the record straight about forest certification, GreenBiz. Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council U.S., explains exactly why there is a big difference between FSC's standard for timber versus that of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

A Champion for Environmental Health, Advance for Nurses. Check out this profile of Charlotte Wallace, RN and sustainability coordinator at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., who helped the facility earn a LEED Gold plaque in 2011.

House built by youth expected to achieve highest green standard, Akron Beacon Journal. YouthBuild, a nonprofit that provides education, counseling and job skills to unemployed young American adults, has completed work on a home in Ohio that's aiming for a Platinum certification.

CoStar's Washington DC Headquarters are LEED-Platinum, Sustainable Business. Congratulations to CoStar Group for securing Platinum through LEED for Commercial Interiors for its offices at 1331 L St. NW!