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Friday Roundup: South America's 1st LEED auto plant

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Joinville, Brazil, home to GM's new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Joinville, Brazil, home to GM's new LEED Gold plant. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

GM Has First LEED Certified Plant In South America, Hybrid Cars News. The Joinville, Brazil, plant is General Motors’ sixth LEED-certified facility.

Starbucks Opens First LEED-Certified Store in Downtown Disney District, California, Inhabitat. The happiest place on earth just got a little greener.

Capital One opens Chesterfield County data center, Associated Press. The project in central Virginia is already LEED Gold certified, one of only 59 worldwide.

UTC to Lead Key Urban Building Research Project for Urban Green, AtoZbuild. USGBC Platinum member United Technologies Corporation has partnered with Urban Green Council for a new research fellowship.

Busting the myth of costly green buildings, Eco-Business. “Costs can be managed during the construction phase to achieve a low- or zero-cost green building, particularly through the use of passive design strategies.”

Orleans Arena wins LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council, Law Vegas Review-Journal. The 9,500-seat arena is home to the Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team.

Illinois LEEDs the Nation in Green Building Spaces, Chicagoist. Coverage of the Top 10 States for LEED keeps rolling in!

Waste Heat Is Free Energy. So Why Aren't We Using It?, Popular Science. USGBC Vice President of LEED Technical Development Brendan Owens weighs in.

100 Montgomery Receives LEED Platinum, GlobeSt. It’s a 475,000-square-foot high-rise in downtown San Francisco, built in 1955.

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Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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