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Fedrizzi takes on The Scoundrel’s Handbook

Posted in Blog on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm No Comments
Fedrizzi takes on The Scoundrel’s Handbook

Recently USGBC and the LEED Rating system have come under a barrage of attacks from lobbyists fearful of the next generation of the rating system, LEED v4, and what it might do to the status quo. Chemical trade groups and timber industry executives are rallying together, pushing back against…

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Current Trends in Green Real Estate Recap

Posted in Blog on Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm No Comments

The CoStar Group recently hosted their periodic Current Trends in Green Real Estate webinar and presented data which is still showing strong economic benefits and growth of green building in the marketplace.  In addition to the economic reasons to build green there were some other interesting trends…

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LEED 2012 pushed back 2013, New name – LEED v4

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 9:14 am No Comments
LEED 2012 pushed back 2013, New name – LEED v4

Last Friday, Rick Fedrizzi, the CEO of  the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it is pushing back the balloting of LEED 2012 until June 2013. While many were surprised by this, many of us who followed LEED 2012 development closely were not as surprised. When you see such…

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Watch the CNU 20 Conference Proceedings

Posted in Blog on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 12:24 pm No Comments
Watch the CNU 20 Conference Proceedings

The 20th Congress for the New Urbanism took place earlier this month in West Palm Beach.  With topics ranging from sustainable communities, incremental urbanism, transit, urban development, design and planning, CNU20 was the event of the year to learn about how successful cities should be built.  While, as in…

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GSA Green Building Certification Review Update

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 12:38 pm No Comments
GSA Green Building Certification Review Update

The GSA and their abudent portfolio of buildings is no doubt a market leader in green building and given their size has the ability to direct the green building marketplace.  Until now GSA has utilized the LEED rating system for the large majority of their green building projects.

As part…

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