Green Building Update - July 2, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*California unveils far-reaching climate change plan

*Green Building Focus

..Leonardo Academy publishes LEED-EB cost report

*Prima County in Tucson becomes first government agency to provide LEED certifications to home builders

*Cleveland approves bill that would finance $4.6 million in green building projects

*Oakland (Mich.) Commissioner proposes countywide program that would require all new construction to meet LEED standards

*LEED certification for retailers has begun spreading to banks: USGBC

*Engineering News-Record ranks HOK as world's greenest design firm

*Architect plans "revolving" sustainable building

*Notable green building projects...

..PNC Place to become the first office building in Nation's Capital to achieve LEED platinum

..The Phoenix Convention Center, designed by HOK, awarded LEED silver

..Resort in Maui aiming for LEED certification

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