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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Building Green in China

In this week's ENR, we read that despite the hot construction market in China, foreign contractors still have a hard time gaining access -- few are given Class A certificates or the superclass licenses needed to build large scale projects in the country. But in China Business, a Wall Street Journal Briefing published May 11, we read that going green can make these hurdles disappear. Local authorities evidently went out of their way to help speed the approval processes along for one U.S. company that built a green factory in China. To read more about green construction in the United States, go to the U.S. Green Building Council's website.

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