Green Building Update - March 5, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*San Francisco considers the most far-reaching 'Green Building' ordinance in the U.S.

*Green Building Focus

..What is needed for achieving a 30% energy savings? Find out from the Advanced Energy Design Guides

*Assessing Risk in Sustainable Design

*San Francisco's green building nightmare

*Popular Science magazine publishes 'greenest cities' index

*USGBC Publishes Online Catalog of LEED Innovation & Design Points

*Wal-Mart signs agreement to analyze government energy use

*Solar energy market expected to reach $2 billion U.S. by 2012

*U.K. could have zero-carbon future

*Springfield city council in Missouri approves green building policy

*China's top banks lend $4.08 billion U.S. in 2007 for green projects

*Notable green building projects...

..Houston set to build LEED gold, turbine-topped tower

..$226 million LEED gold police station approved in Raleigh, NC

..Grand Rapids Art Museum to become first LEED certified art museum complex

..Brooklyn Children's Museum hopes to be the first green children's museum in the U.S.

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