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Friday Roundup: Skanska sends message, LEED's global growth

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Skanska Unit Exits U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Wall Street Journal. In a bold move that sent a powerful message to the construction industry, Skanska USA has pulled out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the chamber's membership in a group intent on attacking LEED.

LEED: One Global Standard for a Global Economy, EDC. In this guest column, USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi writes on LEED's international growth and evolution into the preferred green building standard for a globalized world.

Dell Children's tower receives LEED designation, Community Impact Newspaper. The new South Tower at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the first project to receive Platinum under LEED for Healthcare and is the second Platinum certification for the hospital overall.

Historic Building Takes the LEED in Nashville, Commercial Property Executive. The Bridge Building, a Nashville, Tenn., landmark, took home LEED Platinum with a record 99 out of a possible 110 points under LEED for Core & Shell.

Save Green by Being Green, Mass Transit. The chief administrative officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority writes on how the agency is working to be on the cutting edge of sustainability, including through LEED certification for its facilities.

Fort Belvoir Hospital Aims to Redefine Military Health Care, Armed Forces Press Service. The LEED Gold hospital in Virginia is intent on changing the military's approach to supporting the health of our men and women in uniform.

U.S. Conference of Mayors commended for renewing green building commitment, FMLink. USGBC and the American Institute of Architects have recognized the U.S. Conference of Mayors for passing a slate of clean energy and sustainability resolutions.