Green Building Update - November 22, 2011

In This Issue:

Better Buildings Challenge -- 20% energy drop by 2020; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Energy Efficiency / Mortgage Valuation and The Economics of Green Building. Green government buildings cost less to maintain; Santa Barbara launches home energy financing program; Handbook to track green performance; Nationwide guide to green building spotlights Pima County; LEED-certified convention center studied; Columbia tests green techniques. GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - Lubbock earns LEED Platinum; CO Middle School earns LEED Platinum; Epsten headquarters earns LEED Platinum; Amonix facilities in CA, NV earns LEED Gold; and Facebook data center earns LEED Gold.

Excerpt from Better Buildings Challenge -- 20% energy drop by 2020

DOE - Nov 16

The Better Buildings Challenge, rallies corporations, universities, and municipalities to make significant commitments to energy efficiency. The challenge aims to make the country's commercial and industrial buildings at least 20% more efficient over the next decade.

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