Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE:

*Schwarzenegger announces largest rooftop solar installation project ever proposed by a U.S. utility

*GREEN BUILDING FOCUS

..By the Numbers - U.S. Green Building Council Fact Sheet

*Clean energy industries' revenue to reach $254 billion according to "Clean Edge" survey

*Chula Vista, California considering first mandatory green building standards of its kind in the US

*Sacramento county grants $20 Million in incentives for OptiSolar

*Jacksonville Florida introduces ordinance designed to promote LEED incentives

*Annapolis, Maryland signs green building law

*Michigan Economic Developers Association proposes 5 per cent LEED tax credit

*ALM's Real Estate Media launches online section devoted to sustainable commercial real estate issues

*Sharp invests $725 million thin film solar cell plant

*Countrywide Home Loans announces green building incentive program in 13 states

*Michigan Senate votes to make state government use more green energy

*NOTABLE GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS

..Washington D.C. is home to first LEED certified stadium in the US

..The River Oaks Center in Paso Robles California gets pre certified LEED gold rating

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