Green Building Update - May 21, 2010

In this Issue:

*CBP Deadline Extended to 05/28/10

*Green Building Focus

..Challenge of LEED Gold school denied

..CaliforniaFIRST - energy efficiency loan program

..Study: LEED - CI increases productivity

..New building at Columbia Seminary is first in city to get LEED Gold

*Fed has $72 billion for green buildings

*GBI launches pilot program

*Energy Star's new national building competition

*USGBC and GBC Italia to partner

*GBC Australia's Green Star rating tool

*South Africa's green building effort

*Survey: Canadian investors willing to pay premiums for green buildings

*EPA's new program for energy efficiency

*Oregon adopts new green building codes

*India -- global green building leader by 2015

*Solar is 'on fire' in California

*Site promotes green building products

*Summit explores economics of green building

*Notable Green Building Projects

..San Francisco International Airport

..First LEED-EB Gold convention center

..Suzlon's in India earns LEED Platinum

..Phoenix Tower breaks Energy Star global record with eleven

..More schools going green

..PNC Bank adds nine more LEED certified buildings

..NAHB headquarters achieves sixth Energy Star designation

..Denver's LEED Platinum high rise

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