Green Building Update - September 9, 2011

In This Issue:

Construction starts on ultra-green building; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS Bank's cost-benefit analysis of LEED branches; USGBC certifies 10,000th LEED building; California city rolls out green building incentives; USGBC adds nine credits to LEED Pilot Credit Library; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS Ohio snack food factory first to earn LEED Platinum; First public high school to earn LEED-ED Gold; Colorado office building earns LEED Gold; and PSU cancer institute earns LEED certification.

Construction starts on ultra-green building

Los Angeles Times - Aug 29

Touted as the largest green and sustainable office building ever built, the sixstory Bullitt Center in Seattle includes a large solar array and other energyefficiency features designed to enable the building to use half as much energy as a typical LEED Platinum building. The building will create 94 construction jobs and 141 direct permanent jobs.

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