Green Building Update - September 4, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Curb Sprawl

*GREEN BUILDING FOCUS

..Studies show contractors may overestimate green costs

*Green consultants become mainstays in LEED certification

*Website lists all Northern California LEED projects

*PECO unveils plans for a 45,000-square-foot living roof

*Green "weefabs" offer affordable room-away-from-home

*LEED certification process will be delegated to GBCI

*Nearly 1000 US school buildings have met or are seeking LEED certification

*US investing up to $24 million to develop solar projects

*US, Australia and Iceland to develop geothermal systems

*NOTABLE GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS

..Hayward's former city hall to become city's first LEED retrofit

..Boston's largest property owner seeking LEED certification for all its office Buildings

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