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Friday Roundup: Dispatches from Delhi, Apple's Amazing Achievement, Victory in Virginia

Published on 22 Mar 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss , Jacob Kriss Posted in Media
Delhi, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Delhi, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Dispatches from Delhi: The Wisdom of Cities, Huffington Post. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi blogs on how one of the world’s most populous cities, Delhi, is poised for a social and physical transformation.

USGBC Engages Chemical Supply Chain with New LEED v4 Option, LEEDuser. USGBC Vice President of LEED Technical Development Brendan Owens spoke with LEEDuser on a new LEED v4 option designed to reward projects that select products developed by manufacturers that source from raw materials suppliers engaged in third-party-verified supply chain optimization programs.

Virginia leads states in green construction, WTOP. USGBC held an event in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 19 to celebrate the commonwealth's green building leadership, and WTOP radio was on hand to learn more about how the Old Dominion is making it happen.

Apple facilities at 75 percent renewable energy use, TechSpot. Apple has hit a new milestone in its quest to power 100 percent of its facilities from renewable sources.

Mortgage Defaults Much Lower in Energy Star Homes, Sustainable Business. People that live in energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR-certified homes have a 32 percent lower risk of defaulting on a mortgage, a new study shows.

Why architects must lead on sustainable design, GreenBiz. Architecture is an “essential arena” for innovation in sustainability, and this article makes the case for why the industry should be doing more.

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