Green Building Focus
Bloomberg - Feb 15
California is working with banks to develop below-market-interest loans for owners of commercial and industrial property to finance upgrades that curb energy use. A pool of funds would be made available under criteria set by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.
USGBC-Los Angeles - Feb 22
The 9th annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild) is considered the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California. Presented by Santa Monica and USGBC-Los Angeles with programming added by AIA|LA COTE, BIA Ventura/LA County Chapter and Build It Green, AltBuild features over 40 speakers and 150 exhibitors. Free CEUs available for the majority of the programming.
DOE - Feb 16
The DOE’s and the Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program will provide $1.3 million for training programs to give commercial building professionals the skills to optimize building efficiency, reduce waste and save money.
USGBC - Feb 12
The third public comment period for the LEED 2012 update will open on Mar. 1 and close on Mar. 20, 2012. Then LEED 2012 will be voted on in June and launch in November, 2012.
Hines - Mar 1
The EPA recognized Hines with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for leadership in energy efficiency. This is the fifth time Hines has received the Sustained Excellence Award. Hines' 71 million sq.ft. portfolio of ENERGY STAR buildings is 35.9 percent more energy efficient than the national average, with an average performance rating of 82.
USGBC Northern California Chapter - Feb 26 The 2012 Green California Summit and Exposition, the state's largest annual conference addressing California's environmental policies and the technologies that support them, will take place April 26 and 27 at the Sacramento Convention Center.
San Diego Union-Tribune - Feb 16
A free eight-week course on green building starts April 3 at MiraCosta College in California with orientation on Feb. 21, Feb. 28 or March 7. The 120-hour program gives an overview of green construction including construction, environmental training and energy fundamentals.
Business Wire / UC Irvine Extension - Feb 16
UC Irvine Extension announced four webinars on Current Trends in Sustainability approved by GBCI for four credits including (1) Sustainable Business: Building Profitability from Transparency, Accountability and Social Responsibility on March 28; (2) California Climate Law as a de facto National Standard on April 18; (3) Being in Compliance with Sustainability Reporting on May 23; and (4) Making an Impact with Green Marketing: How to Avoid Greenwashing on June 6.
GreenBiz - Feb 16
The producers of the 2011 Green Building Opportunity Index have augmented their report with profiles of some of the 10 top-ranked markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
OC Metro - Feb 15
California State University Northridge's mission is to create a sustainable campus. The university's new student recreation center is designed to meet LEED Gold standards with (1) displacement ventilation; (2) solar controls; (3) recycled materials; (4) water-efficient landscaping; and (5) 90% day lighting.
Vantage Data Centers - Feb 15
Vantage Data Centers’ third building will support 22MW of IT load and will be the largest LEED Platinum-candidate data center campus in the U.S.
Vantage Data Centers achieves a 1.12 PUE for V2 on Santa Clara campus
Green Building Projects
PR Newswire / PDR - Feb 16
Planning Design Research is the first Houston TI to earn LEED Platinum in Commercial Interior Design / Construction and features (1) 94% day lighting; (2) 78% construction waste diversion; (3) 56% from local manufacturing; (4) low-emitting materials; and (5) 35% water-use reduction.
York Daily Record - Feb 15
Ferguson Elementary School in York City earned LEED Platinum and features: (1) a waste-free kitchen; (2) a green roof; (3) eco-friendly lights; (4) a geothermal heating system; and (5) bathrooms that use less water.
PR Newswire / Texas Children's Hospital - Feb 14
The Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital earned LEED Gold and features (1) 35% energy reduction; (2) demand-controlled ventilation; and (3) a daylight harvesting system.
Chick-fil-A - Feb 17
Chick-fil-A’s location in Texas earned LEED Gold and features (1) low-flow fixtures; (2) daylighting; (3) energy-efficient appliances; (4) low-emitting materials; (5) 20% recycled materials; and (6) 50% construction diversion.
PressZoom / The Georgia Museum of Art - Feb 15
The expanded Georgia Museum of Art at the U of Georgia earned LEED Gold and features (1) reflective roofing; (2) high-efficiency irrigation; (3) rainwater cisterns; (4) efficient mechanical systems; (5) day lighting; (6) efficient HVAC; and (7) low-VOC paints, adhesives and sealants.
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