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Friday Roundup: California chapter highlights health, gearing up for Greenbuild

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San Francisco, via Flickr
San Francisco, via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Elevating green building as a health issue, San Jose Mercury News. The USGBC Northern California Chapter has launched the Building Health Initiative, partnering with companies such as Google, Adobe, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente.

Greenbuild international conference happening in Pennsylvania, FOX 43 Central Pennsylvania. USGBC Senior Vice President of LEED Scot Horst was interviewed on the growing excitement around Greenbuild and the launch of LEED v4.

The "Greenest School On Earth" Is A Grade School For Low-Income Kids In Hong Kong, Fast Company. Design is a way to teach sustainability at Sin Ying Secondary School, one of the winners of the Center for Green Schools’ annual competition.

LEED Remains Preferred Standard for Federal Buildings, Indoor Environment Connections. The General Services Administration will continue to use LEED for government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers money.

Dallas Strengthens Green Building Code, EcoWatch. Soon, all construction projects in the city must meet requirements of Dallas’ new Green Construction Code or achieve certification such as LEED.

Green Globes Board Member Quits Over ANSI Claims, BuildingGreen. Harvey Bryan quit the Green Building Initiative over “frustrations that Green Globes isn’t meeting its potential.”

Countdown to Greenbuild, EcoBuilding Pulse. There’s just 19 days until Greenbuild in Philadelphia — are you registered yet?

GFK says terminal certified LEED Silver, Grand Forks Herald. It’s the fourth LEED-certified project in Grand Forks, N.D. Way to go!

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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