Re/max gets LEED green building award
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“The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy and threats to human health,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEl and founding chair, U.p. Green Building Council.
“The work of innovative building projects such as Re/ Max World Headquarters is a fundamental driving force in the green building movement.”
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