Green Building Update - July 26, 2011

In This Issue:

Green building standards on agenda for California city; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS SF mayor introduces gold standards; California city mulls green building ordinance update; Task force releases recommendations for green data centers; Legislation will help NY reach green building goals; Chicago rolls out green building retrofit initiative; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS CA senior housing development earns LEED Platinum; Data center earns Green Globes certification; Yale University Health Centre garners LEED Gold; LEED certifies first multi-family residential apartments; Chattanooga fire station earns LEED certification; and Colorado self-storage facility garners LEED Gold.

Green building standards on agenda for California city

Times-Herald - Jul 18

The city council of Benicia, California, is in the process of deciding whether to implement green building standards on the city that are stricter than the state's CalGREEN building code, according to the Times-Herald. City public works official Charlie Knox said the rules being considered would only apply to residential buildings, are inexpensive, and will result in energy savings for homeowners. The rules would apply to home additions over 600 square feet, as well as home construction projects costing $20,000 or more.

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