Green Building Focus -- December 19, 2011

In This Issue:

White House's $4B green building initiative; Jones Lang LaSalle to reduce energy use by 20%; LEED existing buildings outpacing LEED new construction; School & College Building Expo offers discount; CCC releases Building Performance Tracking Handbook; Green building on the rise; ULI considering Best of the Best Awards; D.C., 33 states plan to nominate Green Ribbon Schools; GAO: Green buildings lack performance measures; Shasta County achieves increased energy efficiency; Reduced energy consumption at SDSU; San Francisco, New York win WGBC awards; USGBC elects new board directors; Green innovators leading the way; Santa Clara finds funding for green 49ers stadium; Buildings with 2010 standards will use 18.5% less energy; City Ventures introduces solar homes pre-wired for EVs; Green, affordable LEED Gold apartments; Four Gen7 green classrooms arrive at Brentwood School; Green Builder House Plans offers energy-efficient house plans; and WPL Publishing offers LEED Green Associate exam webinars. Green Building Projects --

Hines building earns LEED Gold; Philadelphia duplex earns LEED-Homes Platinum; Utah Orthopeadics completes LEED Platinum building; CSUSB building earns LEED Gold; CSUN's VPAC earns LEED Gold certification; National Grid's Northborough facility earns LEED Gold; CU's Williams Village North earns LEED Platinum; Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga earns LEED platinum; SFO Terminal 2 earns LEED Gold; WKU's Ransdell Hall earns LEED Gold; and CMU's Gates and Hillman Centers earns LEED Gold.

Excerpt from White House's $4B green building initiative

President Obama and former President Clinton, joined by 60 organizations participating in theBetter Buildings Challenge, announced $4 billion in federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.

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