State Gets Energized

Green Construction at JMU Helps State Stand Out As Eco-Friendly

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Posted: February 24, 2014

JMU's University Park has special parking spots for fuel-efficient cars. The U.S. Green Building Council named Virginia it's No. 3 green state last week and highlights the park for the designation. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
James Madison University UREC recreation assistant and sophomore, Ashley Anderson, 19, of Virginia Beach washes her hands using the plumbing fixtures that help reduce water use at University Park. The U.S. Green Building Council named Virginia its No. 3 green state last week and highlights the JMU park for the designation.
University Park features containers to sort and collect recyclables.

HARRISONBURG — Virginia is one of the nation’s “LEED”-ers in green building.

That’s the word from the U.S. Green Building Council, which last week released its ranking of the top 10 states for…



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