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Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild) Santa Monica, California May 11-12, 2012
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California’s Judicial Council is against a bill that would further expand the provisions of AB 900, a 2011 bill that relaxes legal hurdles for developers, which would, according to a Judicial Council official, frustrate a court system besieged by budget cuts.
IBM’s new project will help the Los Angeles Unified School District become one of the nation’s most sustainable school districts by making the identification of maintenance issues such as leaky faucets as easy as sending text messages.
The DOE released its Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, a guide designed to help 100,000 square-feet or larger medical centers achieve 50% energy savings.
In April, the EPA announced it has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition.
Eleven builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored as winners of the National Green Building Awards during the 14th annual National Green Building Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.
McGraw-Hill Construction released its latest SmartMarket Report: New and Remodeled Green Homes: Transforming the Residential Market. Among other things, the report reveals that two of the key factors driving the green home market growth are that green homes are seen as having higher quality and that they save consumers money.
USGBC’s Center for Green Schools announced the results of the 2012 Campus Conservation Nationals competition. This year, nearly a quarter-million students at 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. collectively saved 1,739,046 kWh of energy (equivalent to $157,925 in savings) and 1,554,814 gallons of water.
The opening of the LEED 2012 fourth public comment period, originally scheduled for May 1, has been pushed back to May 11 in order to address stakeholder feedback, and it will stay open through May 28.
The DOE launched the Utility Data Access Map tool, an interactive Web platform that enables electric utilities to show customers the data that customers can access in order to make informed decisions about energy efficiency measures they could take to save money on their energy bills.
Newhall County Water District was honored as a green building leader among Southern California public agencies for its new LEED Gold-certified office building.
The Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building at Penn State Berks has been awarded LEED Gold, making it the first project at Penn State, outside of the University Park campus, to be awarded Gold certification.
The East Setauket headquarters of Stafford Associates in New York is the first privately-owned office building in the Town of Brookhaven to receive LEED Gold certification.
The Amherst County Adult Detention Center in Virginia has earned LEED Silver certification, making it the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority's first LEED-certified facility.
Sudlersville Middle School in Maryland has earned LEED Silver, making it the first LEED-certified building in the Queen Anne's County school system, and the building may be able to achieve Gold and Platinum status throughout its lifetime as more green technology becomes accessible.
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