Green Building Update - April 30, 2009


*National building label proposed

*Green Building Focus

..Study: financial viability of Living Buildings

..$2.7 B in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Grants

*LEED-AP passes 100,000 mark

*LEED 2009 to include regional credits

*$350M to green Western Govt. Buildings

*Miami pushes smart meters

*LEED project saves county $250,000

*NY unveils building retrofit initiative

*California's new 'Low Carbon Fuel Standard'

*Notable green building projects...

..McDonald's HQ earns LEED Platinum

..First LEED certified floating building

..First NAHB Emerald-certified home

..First NAHB green community certified

..Citi first with over 100 LEED branches

..Citi data center earns LEED Platinum

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