Green Building Update - December 31, 2008


*Lower fuel and home prices stall some green homes

*The recession is poised to help green homes

*Green Building Focus

..Buildings without AC: the latest green building trend

*Insurance struggles to keep up with green construction

*CIO's looking beyond green IT to deliver green buildings

*First homes to meet DOE's "Builders Challenge"

*President-elect Obama names energy and environment leaders

*Few hotels achieve LEED status

*Green Building Council sets new LEED guidelines

*Notable green building projects...

..DOE awards up to $80 billion in green projects

..California approves controversial Sunrise Powerlink

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