Green Building Update



*Landmark 'Residential Buildings Zero Net Energy Bill' passes first hurdle in California

*Green Building Focus

..A bill to extend the renewable energy credits for businesses passes in the US Senate

*Report: Where Building Owners, End Users, and AEC Professionals Stand on Sustainability and Green Building

*Santa Monica expands green building guidelines

*Dallas adopts citywide green building ordinance

*British Columbia implementing greener building code

*Analysis in Seattle shows ‘green’ homes sell faster and at a higher price than comparables

*Canada Green Building Council developing new LEED model to track commercial building performance over life cycle

*US survey finds younger workers more interested in working for a 'green' company than a higher salary

*Jones Lang LaSalle to establish green training center for real estate services industry in Chicago

*NYC and EPA launch third New York City green building competition


..Four California State buildings earn LEED gold ratings

..West Hollywood is planning $125 million in capital improvement projects that include 3 LEED certified facilities

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