21 Jul '11, 12pm

Green Building Roundup: Testing Next-Gen Buildings, Is GSA Breaking Green Rules? & More

Green Building Roundup: Testing Next-Gen Buildings, Is GSA Breaking Green Rules? & More

Renderings of the facility are at the top of the page and above, right. • GSA Sued Over EPA HQ in Kansas: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been heaped with criticism for planning to relocate its Region 7 headquarters from urban and easily reachable Kansas City, Kansas, to the town of Lenexa, 20 miles away. Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council called the area "one of the worst examples of suburban sprawl it (the EPA) could have possibly found." Now the consolidated government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, where K.C. is the county seat, is suing the General Services Administration over the EPA's planned move to an office park (once home to Applebee's headquarters) after the agency's lease in downtown Kansas City expires in June 2012. The lawsuit, filed this week, accuses the GSA of violating presidential executive orders that require faci...

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