Green Building Update - May 23, 2011

In this Issue:

Pollution-eating buildings?; GREEN BUILDINg FOCUS - Green schools action plan; ASHRAE modifies green building standards; Cupertino's 2012 green building standards; Virtual tour of USGBC HQ; Experts comment on CALGreen; GigaOm's 7 metrics for green data centers; UC Riverside wins sustainability awards; GREEN BUILDINg PROjECTS Glendale building earns LEED Platinum; Dental office earns LEED Platinum; Wisconsin school earns LEED Platinum; Frito-Lay earns LEED Gold; and Kansas school earns LEED Gold.

Pollution-eating buildings?

SmartPlanet - May 9

Alcoa and Toto launched a coil-coated architectural panel that employs antimicrobial technology to clean both itself and the surrounding air. Alcoa says 10,000 sq.ft. of the EcoClean panels can clean the air as effectively as 80 medium-sized deciduous trees. Toto’s Hydrotect technology enables the panels to break down pollutants when exposed to sunlight. Once pollutants are broken down, the residue is washed away by rainwater.

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