Green Building Update - October 21, 2009



*California delays building energy disclosure law

*Green Building Focus

..SketchUp: free 3D green building tool

..Study: 92% support solar energy development

..Report: who pays for green?

*California investing $3.1B in energy efficiency programs

*California's state buildings are greening fast

*Irvine adopts Green Building Code

*NYC training 1,000 green building superintendents

*NY's CPC provides $1B to finance green retrofits

*PaceNow promotes green energy loans

*Ten business benefits of green buildings

*Green walls gaining popularity

*Report Card: top sustainable colleges

*Greenbuild 2009 in Phoenix: Update

*Philadelphia prepares for 2012 green-building conference

*Notable green building projects...

..LaQuinta - LEED Gold using terracotta rainscreens

..Platinum hoped for California school

..First LEED Platinum market test

..CFR's Washington, DC building awarded LEED Gold

..Digital Realty Trust earns LEED Platinum

..Macalester College earns LEED Platinum

..Fresh & Easy earns LEED Gold

..Recology earns LEED Gold

..NASA earns LEED Gold

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