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Friday Roundup: Green factories in Asia, NY's road map for renewables

Published on 10 Jan 2014 Written by Jacob Kriss Posted in Industry
The solar installation on Intel's Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory
The solar installation on Intel's Vietnam Assembly and Test Factory in Ho Chi Minh City. Credit: Intel Free Press via Flickr

Slowly, Asia’s Factories Begin to Turn Green, The New York Times. USGBC platinum member Intel is pursuing environmental measures at its LEED-registered plant in Ho Chi Minh City that go far beyond what’s required by local law.

Gov. Cuomo commits $1 billion to New York solar, GreenBiz. The New York governor made his announcement in his annual State of the State address.

LEED Certification’s Impact On America By The Numbers, CleanTechnica. The LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation report brings intriguing new insights into the green building rating system’s holistic effects on the U.S.

Making LEED the Key Element of Green Manufacturing, EDC. USGBC Director of Strategic Accounts Rhiannon Jacobsen writes on the LEED Manufacturing User Group, made up of organizations “dedicated to sharing resources, expertise and best practices among those committed to applying LEED in the spaces that are the origin of products we interact with every day.”

Barb Yankie is leading the Tri-State into a greener future, WCPO Cincinnati. The founder of Green Building Services has helped with the LEED certification process for hundreds of homes in Cincinnati.

Habitat house is green, affordable and fits in historic neighborhood, Savannah Morning News. The historic Savannah neighborhood of Cuyler-Brownville is home to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity’s first LEED project.

Nashville named top destination for green meetings in 2014, Nashville Business Journal. The city’s Music City Center is pursuing LEED certification, helping Nashville make GreenBiz’s list.

Startup touts ‘super green’ building supply franchise, South Florida Business Journal. West Palm Beach’s SuperGreen Solutions is taking advantage of the explosion of opportunity in the burgeoning green building space.

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