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As part of a lesson on solar energy during the winter summit, YES! students unfurled a 50-foot-long, black-colored tube of thin plastic and allowed outside air to fill it. As the air in the tube warmed, it expanded and the thin plastic tube soon had lift. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

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It was for a practical reason that architect Andrew Bjur of Engan and Associates in Willmar put in the effort to add "LEED certified" to his list of credentials.


It's a competitive market out there. Potential customers value the energy conservation and

environmental standards set by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, he explained.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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