Green Building Focus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.