Green Building Update - January 23, 2009


*'Greenwashing' -- growing problem in real estate

*Green Building Focus

..LEED lawsuit sounds warning bells

*Green Building Demand Increasing

*Sustainability movement weathering gloomy economy

*Green building providing hope in the economic downturn

*LEED platinum challenging for hospitals due to cost

*Notable green building projects...

..Fast food benefiting from LEED and Energy Star

..First LEED certified neighborhoods

..LACC approves $400 M in Green Projects

..Office Depot in Florida achieves LEED gold

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