Green Building Update - June 11, 2008



*San Francisco approves solar incentive program

*Green Building Focus

..California Office Markets: Signs of Optimism? Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey - June 2008

*Report shows economic value of green building in the commercial sector

*Brad Pitt to work as design consultant to 5 star LEED gold certified hotel in Dubai

*UK Green Building council comments on "greenwash"


*Current building codes in California pose "Catch 22" for green builders

*RockPort Capital Partners closes $450 million fund focused on clean technology investments

*US House approves $20 billion for 'green' schools

*Minnesota cooperative launches $20 million loan fund for LEED buildings

*Notable green building projects...

..Yahoo seeks to become first LEED gold data center in California

..Corgan Associates becomes first architectural firm in Texas to construct its own LEED silver building

..Boston Scientific receives LEED certification for its Endosurgery Headquarters in Boston

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