Green Building Update - August 24, 2009


*Will green construction laws stall housing recovery?

*Green Building Focus

..LEED projects grow rapidly outside the U.S.

..New LEED energy and water usage reporting

*Clinton challenges universities to green campuses

*Green building task force for NJ

*South Africa -- Green buildings attract better tenants

*CGP designation continues to grow

*West Coast Green conference returns to San Francisco

*Notable green building projects...

..UCSB's Bren Hall first to be double LEED Platinum

..Hilton and Kimpton Hotel chains go green

..From shell to LEED Platinum in 15 days

..La Posada to build green retirement community in Arizona

..Aurora St. Luke's "healing garden" earns LEED certification

..Standard Plaza earns LEED-EB designation

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