Green Building Update - September 22, 2011


In This Issue:

Solyndra's failure casts shadow on solar sector; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Best practices for green buildings; LEED 2012 to include updates to Materials & Resources credit; Jobs act contains green building funding; Texas planned community has strict green rules; N.J. may adopt green development ordinance; Data center's may adopt LEED standards; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - Empire State Building earns LEED Gold; Nestle Waters earns LEED Gold; Siemens factory earns LEED Gold; Cornell earns LEED Gold; and Maryland school earns LEED Gold

Solyndra's failure casts shadow on solar sector

Reuters - Sept 22

Solyndra creates light-weight cylindrical solar panels in California. In August, Solyndra suspended operations and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In September, the FBI raided Solyndra and Congress started hearings. $535M in USDOE loan guarantees and $1B in private investments are at risk.

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