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On August 30, 2010, New York Governor David A. Paterson signed the State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act.  The law requires state agencies involved in infrastructure projects to meet 10 statutory criteria for “smart growth.” The law goes into effect on September 29, 2010. The law prohibits the state’s seven infrastructure agencies (the Department […]

In May 2010, Environment and Human Health, Inc. released a report entitled “LEED Certification: Where Energy Efficiency Collides With Human Health.”   The report states that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is heavily weighted to encourage energy-efficient building performance at the expense of indoor air quality.  As an example of this, the report […]

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