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Friday Roundup: Sustainable Cities, Houston's Solar Solutions, the Cleanest Companies

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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Credit: ChrisEaves.com via Flickr
Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Credit: ChrisEaves.com via Flickr

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

How to Build a Green City, The Wall Street Journal. The Journal interviewed former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on what cities must do to create sustainable infrastructure.

Panelists cast some light on city’s solar successes and limitations, Houston Chronicle. At an event organized by the USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, city officials and sustainability advocates discussed the past and future of solar energy production in Houston.

A, B, C, D, E, F, Green, The Wall Street Journal. The Journal’s Sunday “Review” section highlighted the green schools exhibit currently on display at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and discussed the Center for Green Schools’ recently released State of our Schools report.

2013 Greenest Companies, Commercial Property Executive. CPE published a list of the top companies that are driving the green revolution in commercial real estate.

Brickell building a world champ on being green, Miami Herald. Stephen Chang, chair of the Miami-Dade branch of the USGBC South Florida Chapter, offers a tip of the hat to the 40-story 600 Brickell building at Brickell World Plaza in Miami, which took home a coveted LEED Platinum prize.

Mental Health Center of Denver's Recovery Center earns LEED Platinum certification, Denver Post. Seventy-two percent of construction waste was recycled during the renovation of this four-story, 92,000-square-foot facility, which now boasts a rooftop solar array that generates 10 to 14 percent of the building's energy needs.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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