Green Building Update - June 18, 2008


*$100 million LEED platinum data center for Sacramento

*Green Building Focus

..USGBC to begin outsourcing LEED certification to Green Building Certification Institute

..International Energy Agency predicts $45 trillion in energy investments needed

*Panel argues LEED is the future of industrial buildings

*US home builders reach $4.3 million environmental settlement

*Massachusetts to require green hospitals and nursing homes

*Notable green building projects...

..Affordable housing project in Seattle earns LEED silver

..Manhattan to build LEED certified condos in Greenwich Village

..Tennessee higher education receives $1.5 million federal grant to build to LEED certification

..Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announces first LEED building

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