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Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood

Published on 6 Dec 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pedronet via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

‘Green buildings’ concept takes root in Kingdom, Arab News. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to laud progress made and encourage further action.

A 'green walk' to the SEPTA station, Philadelphia Inquirer. Paseo Verde, a mixed-income community developed by the Jonathan Rose Cos., is the first Platinum-certified LEED for Neighborhood Development v2009 project in the United States.

5 of the Most Important Changes to the LEED Green Building Rating System, Greentech Media. USGBC Vice President of LEED Technical Development Brendan Owens discussed how LEED v4 is poised to raise the bar for the green building industry.

Innovations that will transform home of the future, USA Today. Greenbuild featured a wealth of the latest gadgets that are bringing sustainability and efficiency to residential spaces.

New LEED standards mean reduced project times, Triangle Business Journal. Documentation requirements in LEED v4 have been streamlined significantly, cutting down on work for project teams.

Green Is the New Black: Greenbuild, Huffington Post. The energy and momentum of the green building industry was in full force in Philadelphia.

Bergmann completes 100th LEED project, Rochester Business Journal. It’s a huge milestone for the consulting firm in Rochester, N.Y. — way to go!

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