Green Building Update - March 7, 2011

In This Issue:

U.S. House may cut green building programs; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Staff ideas lead to $25 billion a year in energy savings and Report: Green gives developers financial protection; SF's new law requires energy audits; Denver's green building achievements; USGBC's LEED for Homes web tool; P&G promises LEED cert. for all new sites; Shorenstein's energy reduction program for tenants; LEED Volume's 500th certified pilot project; and PPG says LEED documentation up 300%; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - Napa Valley winery earns LEED Gold, San Diego hospital earns LEED certification, LEED Gold building wins award from LA utility and Penn's first LEED Platinum building.

U.S. House may cut green building programs

USGBC - Feb 23

A proposed bill cuts $61 billion in green building programs including 20% cut in the Fed. Building Fund; 35% cut in the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office; $250 million cut at HUD; and $10 million cut in the EPA’s Energy Star program.

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