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Environmental design group opens national HQ in Va.

Tuesday - 6/18/2013, 5:38am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A nonprofit group that focuses on environmental design is opening is first permanent headquarters in Virginia.

The National Academy of Environmental Design is set to hold a grand opening ceremony Tuesday at its new office in Spotsylvania County.

The group is the first tenant of the new Center for Sustainability and Green Technologies.

The center is a collaboration between industry, government and universities for activities related to sustainability research, design, education and business practices.

Officials with the environmental design academy plan to develop a network of educators, researchers and practitioners.

The group founded in 2008 represents a national network of more than 500,000 professionals.



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