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Friday Roundup: Boston upping efficiency, Platinum Bush Center wins Senate award

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Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr
Boston. Bert Kauffman via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Boston named "Most Energy Efficient City" in U.S. by American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, New England Real Estate Journal. USGBC Massachusetts Chapter Executive Director Grey Lee commends Boston for making strides in enhancing efficiency and greening its built infrastructure.

Bush center in Dallas gets environmental award, Associated Press. Sen. Barbara Boxer presented former First Lady Laura Bush with the Senate's inaugural Climate Hero Award at the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Perkins+Will Study Makes Case for Sustainable Hospital Building, Healthcare Construction + Operations. A new study shows the average capital cost premium for LEED-certified hospitals under 100,000 square feet is only 1.24 percent and only 0.67 percent for hospitals over 100,000 square feet.

Energy-efficient renovation makes Petworth rowhouse a ‘net-zero’ building, The Washington Post. USGBC Residential Operations Manager Courtney Baker weighed in to the Post on the frequency of such residential gut rehabs.

Day of service this Saturday at 14 Tucson schools, Tucson News Now. Beyond Tucson, hundreds of projects across the country are participating in the Green Apple Day of Service tomorrow. Find a project near you!

Charlotte green professionals lead in 6th Sustainable Business Awards, Charlotte Business Journal. Congratulations to all the winners of the awards presented by the USGBC North Carolina Chapter.

What’s next in green building? Seattle has it, Daily Journal of Commerce. Seattle is ready to take itself to the next level of environmental efficiency, writes Chris Toher of Skanska USA.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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