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Friday Roundup: Dubai Pushing Green Projects, Look Inside VW's Platinum Plant, LEED Neighborhoods Gaining Ground

Published on 10 May 2013 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
The Dubai skyline. Credit: Jay Tamboli via Flickr
The Dubai skyline. Credit: Jay Tamboli via Flickr

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Green Building is Mandatory in Dubai, Sustainable Business. Dubai is targeting a 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and a new law on green building will help it on its way.

Platinum Auto Plant from Future Rises in Tennessee, Bloomberg TV. The “Brink” program went inside Volkswagen’s incredible LEED Platinum manufacturing plant in Chattanooga to see just what makes it green.

US Job Market Bursting With Green Tech Opportunities, Earth Techling. New data from the Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index show there were more than 700,000 clean jobs posted across the United States in the first quarter of 2013.

Cincinnati takes lead in building green homes, The Columbus Dispatch. Green residential construction has caught on in a big way in Cincinnati, “one of the most aggressive in the nation in encouraging environmentally friendly homebuilding.”

Next big thing for LEED planning? Sustainable neighborhoods
, Midwest Energy News. USGBC Director of Neighborhood Development Sophie Lambert spoke with Midwest Energy News on how LEED is transforming whole communities, from top to bottom.

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