Green Building Update - December 7, 2011

In This Issue:

Bill: lenders would use energy savings in home valuation; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Group files $1B tax initiative to fund green projects and Study: Energy, leasing, expenses impact sales prices. SCIenergy's app will support USGBC's App Lab; USGBC Northern California Chapter celebrates 10 years; Standardizing green certification for wood products?; Scientists working to remove VOCs from indoor air; A Grander View wins Livable Building Award; D.C. Council set to vote on green building act fixes; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - UCI earns LEED Platinum; L.A.'s Aircraft Rescue facility earns LEED Gold; Santa Clara University earns LEED Gold; Sammons Cancer Center earns LEED Gold; and Frito-Lay earns LEED NC Gold in Hawaii.

Excerpt from "Bill: lenders would use energy savings in home valuation"

A bill pending in Congress would require mortgage lenders to factor expected energy-costs savings into (a) the value of the home and (b) the borrower's ability to make the mortgage payments. The bill's sponsors call it a win-win for the economy and the environment.

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