Green Building Update - July 16, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*Insurance company offers coverage for green homes

*Green Building Focus

..USGBC's "Advanced Energy Design Guide" available for download

*USGBC modifying the LEED certification program through consolidation

*Lawsuit challenges Albuquerque's green building code

*Portland partners with the Home Builders Association to promote green building

*Toronto Mayor pushing LEED-H requirements

*Notable green building projects...

..DOE headquarters in Washington receives Energy Star recognition from EPA

..Office Depot opens LEED retail store in Austin

..La Salle county, Illinois set to welcome its first LEED certified building

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Published In: Energy & Utilities Updates, Environmental Updates, Insurance Updates, International Trade Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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