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Friday Roundup: Israel needs green buildings, study says energy retrofits critical

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Tel Aviv, host city of the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference.
Tel Aviv, host city of the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference. Claire Gribbin via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

‘Green building is an economic necessity’, Jerusalem Post. At the Second Annual Israel Green Building Conference in Tel Aviv, USGBC and World Green Building Council founder David Gottfried made the economic case for a sustainably built environment.

LEED and FSC work for Oregon lands, businesses, taxpayers, The Oregonian. LEED advocates in Portland dismantle erroneous arguments on forest certification and green buildings.

LEED-Friendly Retrofits Save Major Dollars, Interior Design. A new report from the American Institute of Architects and the Rocky Mountain Institute finds significant savings through green renovations.

Craft beer and the Green Exchange, Contractor. Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood is home to the LEED Platinum Green Exchange, the nation’s largest green business community.

Museum of Discovery Gets LEED Silver Certification, GlobeSt. With its new EcoDiscovery Center wing, the downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., museum has doubled its size and has a LEED Silver plaque to boot.

Squeezing efficiencies out of older properties, Gulf News (Dubai). Green buildings will go far in helping the United Arab Emirates achieve its targeted 120 percent carbon-footprint reduction by 2015.

Hawaii hotels under go eco-friendly renovations, San Francisco Chronicle. Resort locations in Hawaii are working to protect the Polynesian paradise for future generations.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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