Green Building Update - February 18, 2011

In This Issue:

San Francisco passes green building law; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - CTG, USGBC, Noblis launce green building tool; and Please Take Our Green Building Survey!; USGBC backs Obama's green building plan; LEED lawsuit amended; USGBC to fund school's sustainability officer; Santa Monica's 8th annual AltBuild Expo; Otis Elevator's new green mandate; Report: aluminum use in green projects; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - LEED Gold project at Playa Vista completes Phase II; SF's InterContinental Hotel earns LEED-EB Gold; Santa Cruz building gets $4M green renovation; University of Texas building earns LEED Platinum; Duke's green parking garage; and GlaxoSmithKline leases LEED Platinum building.

February 18, 2011

San Francisco passes green building law

SF Environment - Feb 8

The San Francisco passed a law to improve energy efficiency in large existing buildings, cut greenhouse gas emissions, make electricity cheaper, and create green jobs. The law requires large buildings to submit energy-use benchmarks to an EPA-administered website and allow annual energy-use audits. This law will include smaller commercial buildings over the next two years.

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