Green Building Update - September 19, 2011

In This Issue:

Global green spending reaches $2.4T; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - CA law will expedite CEQA lawsuits for LEED projects and 7th Annual Green Gala. $22 million for green building manufacturer; USGBC lauds White Hosue job creation plan; Diesel plays key role in green infrastructure plan; Benefits of building LEED; LEED feasible investment for industrial facilities?; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - HealthCare REIT's headquarters earn LEED Platinum; Atlanta residential project earns LEED Gold; Arkansas corporate office earns LEED Gold; and Renovated Oregon stadium earns LEED Silver.

Global green spending reaches $2.4T

Earth 911 - Sep 8

International private-sector investment in green technologies and businesses exceeded $2.4 trillion between 2007 and Q2 2011, according to the annual Green Transitions Scorecard. The scorecard includes all money from nongovernment entities invested in green building, energy-saving technology, and other environmentally sustainable ventures. The green sector is anticipated to continue attracting as much as $1 trillion per year until 2020.

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