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Green Building May Have Unfortunate Impact on Housing Affordability: Opinion

As California experiences a dramatic housing crisis, one unexpected reason for the lack of affordable living space is what at the time seemed to be forward-thinking green building initiatives from then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So reads an opinion from MarketWatch.

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Greenbuild Highlights: Barack Obama, History for Atlanta

The city of Atlanta played host to the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo and also made some history as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it as the 100th location to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

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Denver Scores Top Spot in Inaugural 'Multifamily Green Building Adoption Index'

The first ever Multifamily Green Building Adoption Index from CBRE ranks Denver as No.1 in green certified multifamily apartment units, which is twice the U.S. average. So reports Mile High CRE.

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New Old Laws Look to Spark Green Building with Tax Incentives

New bipartisan, bicameral legislation incentivizes green construction and lower home energy costs.

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LEED Certification Surges 19% Since 2017

Green growing trends are on the rise in the residential building market, with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified homes up 19% since 2017. The new data comes from a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) report entitled 'LEED in Motion: Residential.'

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'Smart' City Expected to Create 25K Jobs, Change Face of Construction Industry

Bleutech Park Properties, Inc. announced a $7.5 billion "insular mini-city" construction project in Las Vegas. It is expected to break ground in December. So reports KFOX14.

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NAHB: 'Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act' Too Costly

In the wake of Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman's introduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, the chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has come out against it, instead offering support for an alternative bill being thrown around Congress' lower chamber.

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Int'l Partnership Aims to Promote Green Building Certifications

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, a global clean energy firm, is teaming up with the U.S. Green Building Council to foster the use of “thin-film solar power products and technologies.”

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NASA Green Building to Save $80K Per Year in Operating Costs

The Marshall Space Flight Center’s reduced water usage and installed solar panels will save NASA approximately $80,000 each year. So reports WAAY 31.

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U.S. Green Building Council Surveys Public on Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a new report gauging the public’s feelings about “sustainability and the environment.” So reports the Construction Specifier.

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