Green Building Update - October 25, 2010

In this issue: USGBC sued over false advertising, fraud; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - USGBC partly fixes LEED decertification; Green buildings reduce emissions; Innovative green ways; LEED Canada using Energy Star Portfolio Manager; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - McDonald's earns LEED Gold; Two Living Buildings certified; ZETA's pre-fab net zero buildings; Rockefeller Brothers Fund achieves LEED Platinum; and Skidaway Institute earns LEED Gold.

USGBC sued over false advertising, fraud

A class action lawsuit was filed October 8, 2010, in New York against the USGBC and its founders on behalf of "consumers, taxpayers, building design and construction professionals.” The $100-million lawsuit alleges fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising, among other things. For more, including class members and a full list of allegations, view the official USGBC class-action complaint.

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