Green Building Update - March 26, 2008



*Greenopia launches "guide to green living" Los Angeles

*Green Building Focus

..Green Building Incentives That Work: A look at how local governments are incentivizing green development

*National Association of Home Builders launches the

NAHB National Green Building Program

*San Francisco officials move strict Green Building codes forward

*LA County considers Green Building Ordinances

*Consumers likely to spend $104 billion on green tech products

*California project seen key to future U.S. wind power

*HSBC bank pledges £100 million for renewable energy projects

*Despite the free fall in housing prices nationwide, green homes are still in demand

*New Bern, North Carolina may join ‘Cool Cities’ environmental initiative

*Growth of LEED certification creates opportunities for construction waste-management companies

*New Chilean energy law sets 10% standard for low environmental impact energy sources

*Notable green building projects...

..Pasadena City Hall awarded LEED Gold certification

..California department of rehabilitation HQ earns LEED silver certification

..J Banks' new $3.9 million headquarters will be the first LEED certified building Hilton Head Island

..Grand Rapids Art Museum becomes first LEED gold certification museum'

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