Green Building Update - August 7, 2009



*First state-wide green building code takes effect

*Green Building Focus

..Report: building codes impeding green?

..Report: green building could save $1.2 trillion

..Canadian report: the green building debate

*New LEED MPRs raise concerns

*The cost of green building

*Student Summit examines energy efficiency

*U.S. should learn from EU's green buildings

*2010 Green Building Power Forum

*Notable green building projects...

..Largest public Platinum project? CA Academy of Sciences

..Foundation Capital awarded LEED Gold

..Surfrider Foundation earns LEED Gold

..Justin Timberlake -- first LEED Platinum golf course

..First LEED Ice Arena at Bowdoin College

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