Green Building Update -- March 29, 2013

by Allen Matkins
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Green Building Focus

Father of LEED offers insight into rating system

Mother Nature Network - Mar 14

At the 2013 Greenprints conference in Atlanta, LEED founder, Rob Watson, commended LEED's movement towards eco-friendly infill development. Yet he noted there has not been enough of a shift from new construction to existing buildings.

AltBuild Expo coming to Santa Monica

USGBC-Los Angeles - Mar 21

The 10th annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild), May 10-11, is considered the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California, serving top industry professionals, exhibitors, and consumers. 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.

Los Angeles to promote adoption of "cool roof" technology

Legal Planet Blog Environmental Law & Policy - Mar 13

The City of Los Angeles is moving forward with plans to ensure that the city and its residents adopt “cool roof” technology that saves energy and has the potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while reducing heat impacts on the city's residents.

PA bundles residential energy efficiency loans

Clean Techies Blog - Mar 12

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has completed one of the first residential energy efficiency loan bundling transactions by successfully bundling 4,700 residential energy efficiency loans, and obtaining $23 million in cash and $8.3 million in deferred payments, for a projected total of $31.3 million.

Energy efficiency loans face obstacles in secondary market

Clean Techies Blog - Mar 14

Although connecting energy efficiency programs and private capital may seem like an ideal partnership, program managers find it challenging to achieve competitive investment ratings for energy efficiency loan portfolios.

Greening Detroit schools reduces costs

USGBC Official Blog - Mar 13

Detroit Public Schools are developing a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) to reduce costs, boost student achievement, and prepare students for jobs. To date, 34 participating schools have formed green teams in which students lead sustainability projects.

USGBC prepares for LEED v4 vote

Green Building News - Mar 13

This month, the USGBC is having its sixth — and likely final — public comment period for LEED v4, the latest update to the LEED rating systems, which will be voted on this summer.

Former Texas 'ghost buildings' reborn as mixed-use gem

EarthTechling - Green Tech, Green Products & Energy News - Mar 13

After construction began nearly a decade ago, the 1221 Broadway real estate development project in San Antionio, Texas, failed in 2004 and sat abandoned for years. A few years ago, developers began to breathe new life into this project and today, more than 330,000 square feet of housing and retail space stands on the site.

Illinois school builds green in phases

Green Building News - Mar 13

Phase II of the Western Illinois University Quad Cities Riverfront Campus in Moline, Illinois, is scheduled for completion in summer 2014 and is expected to earn LEED Silver certification, as did Phase 1, which was completed in January 2012.

L.A. heads list of cities with Energy Star structures

Occupational Health & Safety - Mar 14

Los Angeles tops a list of cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings for the fifth year in a row, the EPA announced.

Peter Angelos gives $5M to University of Baltimore law center

Biz Journal - Education News - Mar 12

Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos donated another $5 million to the University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center to help it achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Charlotte USGBC rallies members to fight HB 120

Biz Journal - Energy & Environment News - Mar 14

Statewide branches of the North Carolina USGBC are fighting against House Bill 120, which is proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for municipalities to upgrade building codes.

NU-Seattle satellite campus on track for LEED Platinum

EarthTechling - Green Tech, Green Products & Energy News - Mar 12

Boston-based Northeastern University is setting up a new extension campus in Seattle, aiming for a coveted LEED Platinum designation from the USGBC.

Green Building Projects

Conrad New York earns LEED Gold

Hotel News Resource - Mar 18

The Conrad New York, a hotel in Manhattan, was awarded LEED Gold for New Construction Certification by the USGBC.

SD Airport Distribution Center earns LEED Gold

San Diego Business Journal Stories - Mar 14

The recently completed receiving-and-distribution center at San Diego International Airport received Gold certification from the USGBC.

Bishop Ranch in California earns LEED certification

Environmental Design and Construction News - Mar 13

Bishop Ranch, the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California, has achieved LEED certification for 37 office buildings, making it the largest office park to be certified to date.

 

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