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Friday Roundup: Building a greener New Orleans, first Platinum airport terminal

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Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

New Orleans' entrepreneurs see niches, fill them, USA Today. Check out this profile of the BioInnovation Center, a LEED Gold space at the forefront of a city that is rebuilding itself stronger, greener and more resilient. See for yourself at Greenbuild this October.

New Orleans real estate market seeing green, The Times-Picayune. On the residential side, USGBC Louisiana Chapter Executive Director Shannon Stage spoke with the New Orleans paper about a new initiative to include green property features in the local real estate listing service.

Airport Is 1st in World to Get LEED Platinum Certification, Times of San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is home to the first Platinum certification for a commercial airline terminal. Congratulations!

Three Billion Square Feet of Space is LEED Certified, Buildings. The world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system is hitting milestone after milestone.

Los Angeles, Washington and Atlanta top Energy Star ratings, Greenbiz. The EPA released its annual list of the cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.

Green roof to be installed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, GizMag. It’s already LEED Silver, but the Barclays Center is about to get a little greener.

Question: Why educate for sustainability?, New York Real Estate Journal. After the release of the new National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, the next step is implementation.

Music City Center earns LEED Gold certification, The Tennessean. It’s got four acres of green roof – impressive.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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