Green Building Update - May 14, 2008


*Greensburg, Kansas, rebuilds as a wind-powered city

*Green Building Focus

..Alternative Water Sources: Supply-Side Solutions for Green Buildings

*Fort Hood, Texas, to become first army installation to build LEED certified building

*Leonardo Academy publishes "The Economics of LEED for Existing Buildings"

*The AIA compares the 3 most widely used Green Building rating systems to AIA's own criteria

*Colorado State University reverses decision to forego LEED certification for 8 campus buildings

*Largest-ever fuel cell deal to power Oakland buses

*Alameda approves ordinance requiring new city buildings over $3 million to be LEED certified

*Capitola City Council passes point-based green building ordinance

*Notable Green Building Projects

..San Francisco's EcoCenter opens as first 100% off-grid, LEED certified building

..Fund grants $425,000 to Portland, Oregon green projects

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