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Friday Roundup: LEED pushing greener growth, MD county eyeing sustainability law

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The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif.
The LEED Gold Gish Apartments in San Jose, Calif.

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Green-Building Labels Trigger A Race To The Top, Chemical & Engineering News. New research demonstrates that LEED inspires firms to reach to build greener.

Berliner Bills Would Add Sustainability Requirements, Bethesda Now. Montgomery County, Md., is considering legislation that would require LEED Silver for commercial buildings.

New Buildings Institute releases report with LEED data, Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor. In a new study, the New Buildings Institute has verified that a group of 32 buildings has achieved zero-net-energy performance, of which 15 are LEED Gold or Platinum.

USGBC Profiles Performance of Projects Certified under LEED 2009, Buildings. The LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation report shows that a group of LEED-certified buildings have an average ENERGY STAR score of 85 and energy use intensity (EUI) that is 31 percent lower than the national average.

San Francisco to Welcome First New-Build Hotel Since Recession, Successful Meetings. It’s aiming for LEED Silver.

Development Standards Changing, Sustainability Executive Says, Tenants are pushing for higher levels of LEED certification, according to Sara Neff, vice president of sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corp.

USGBC Certifies Its 50,000th Housing Unit, Floor Daily. Forty-four percent of the 50,000-plus LEED-certified housing units are classified as affordable housing.

Downtown tower gets green endorsement, Houston Chronicle. The planned Capitol Tower in Houston has received a LEED v4 Platinum precertification.

The Top 5 Phoenix LEED-certified buildings for 2014, Phoenix Business Journal.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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Partner, DooConsulting, Doo Consulting LLC
Hope we remember to invite you to our next Showcase on Sustainability! check out our write up on the Maryland site at, and we'll follow your tracking of the maryland laws - there's more to come for sure!
As long it will result for a better future :)

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