Green Building Update - April 1, 2011

In This Issue:

IBM may earn $10B from smart-building software; ACEE foresees $250B in building energy upgrades; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - LEED & CALGreen -- which is stricter?; GBCI's free "enhancement" of LEED AP; Webinar: automation improves energy efficiency; LEED skyrockets in New York; AltBuild's 8th Annual Expo May 6-7; GEBOC's green tech contest; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS Hines' Warner Center earns LEED Gold; Five Oakland buildings earn LEED Gold, Silver; Solano County's building earns LEED Silver; L.A. LIVE earns LEED Silver; Minn. public works complex earns LEED Platinum; and NYC's 100+ year old building earns LEED Gold.

IBM may earn $10B from smart-building software; ACEE foresees $250B in building energy upgrades Reuters - Mar 22

IBM estimates $10B in profits from its Smarter Buildings line by 2015. ACEEE predicts $250B in building efficiency upgrades by 2020. Other major players in the green software market include Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Cisco. IBM bought Tririga, a developer of energy management software, as part of IBM’s Smarter Buildings line.

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