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I. Why Make Your Building Green? xi
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III. Overview and Process xiii
IV. Certification Strategy xvi
V. Initial Certification vs. Recertification xvii
VI. Performance Period xix
VII. LEED-Online Documentation Requirements xxi
VIII. Multitenant Buildings xxii
IX. Facility Alterations and Additions xxiii
X. Exemplary Performance Strategies xxiii
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Management Plan
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January 12, 2008 April 26, 2008 3.5 months
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Energy and Atmosphere


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Materials and Resources


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Indoor Environmental Quality


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