Green Building Update - December 8, 2009



*Urgent – write Congress for green tax incentives, not the largest real estate tax increase in 23 years

*Green Building Focus

..Top 10 green building products of 2009

..Nine new green laws pass in California

*EPA to regulate emissions ruling GHGs endanger human health

*San Mateo's green building ordinance becomes mandatory

*New book: Greening Existing Buildings

*Commercial innovations lead way for green homes

*Sierra Club and USGBC launch Green Building for Cool Cities

*What IT teams bring to green building

*Super Energy Star green label proposed

*Gore calls for massive green building effort

*Starbucks enrolls in LEED volume initiative

*Notable Green Building Projects

..San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center is LEED Platinum

..McKesson's first LEED distribution center

..US Airways HQ earns LEED Gold

..M&Ms headquarter goes green

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