Green Building Update - August 11, 2011

In This Issue:

New green building tool evaluated by I.S.O.; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Top 10 trends in green building this year; LEED Toyota dealership in Florida drops dealer fees; Greensburg - most LEED buildings per capita in the world; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - Finland's opens first LEED Platinum building; Environmental Law Centre earns LEED Platinum; Canadian company earns double LEED Platinum; Hawaii Volcano center earns LEED platinum; and OU residence hall earns LEED platinum.

August 11, 2011

New green building tool evaluated by I.S.O.

Eco Seed - Aug 3

A tool called the Common Carbon Metric, developed by the United Nations

Environment Program, will be evaluated by the International Organization for Standardization or I.S.O. to become a global standard for green buildings. The tool measures both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions equivalent in buildings per meter squared or per occupant over the course of a year. The metric was launched in a pilot phase in Paris in May, 2010. Phase II of pilot testing will proceed in May to October of 2011.

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