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Friday Roundup: Saving water in Sacramento, LEED pays off in Portland

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Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography
Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Ben Sheriff Photography

State government wringing water from operations, The Sacramento Bee. LEED certification for public buildings is one way legislators in California's capitol are dealing with a water crisis.

No Ordinary Arena: Architect of New Kings Arena on Building’s Design, Fox 40 (Sacramento). Plans for the Kings' new NBA arena include LEED certification.

Edith Green makeover nets feds a big check, Sustainable Business Oregon. The stunning reconstruction of the LEED Platinum Portland federal building landed the federal government $445,000 from the Energy Trust of Oregon.

Got Questions About LEED For Healthcare?, Healthcare Design. Check out the Healthcare Design Academy, to be held held Feb. 27-March 1, in Washington, D.C.

Find out which Alabama schools are the most environmentally friendly, The Birmingham News. The LEED Silver Homewood Middle School made the state Department of Education's 2014 list of Green Ribbon Schools.

Park Tower in downtown Tampa wins gold, Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Tampa skyline just got a little greener.

Why Environmental Product Declarations Are Important for Green Buildings, FacilitiesNet. Dagmar Ebaugh of Underwriters Laboratories, USGBC's partner on promoting environmental product declarations, writes on the imperative for transparency.

North Phila. Habitat house earns LEED Gold, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Is Your Building Conducive to the Installation of a Green Roof?, EDC.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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