Jacob Kriss

As our site was down for maintenance last week, here’s our (slightly belated) weekly collection of green building clips:

Pulp fiction? Some eco-labels for wood less green than they appear, Portland Tribune. There are significant differences between timber standards created by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Quinn signs green infrastructure bill in Orland Park, Chicago Tribune. The Illinois governor signed the bill at the first LEED Gold certified police station in the country.

Perdue Farms honored for green renovation, The Daily Times. Perdue Farms now has the only LEED Platinum certified facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Excel Dryer gets Center for Green Schools recognition, The Republican. Excel Dryer has partnered with the Center for Green Schools to promote the Green Apple Day of Service.

SUNY College at Old Westbury Gets The Gold, GlenCove Patch. Congratulations to SUNY Old Westbury, which now has the first LEED Gold higher education facility in Nassau County, Long Island.

Destiny USA defies the skeptics to become a great success: Your letters, The Post-Standard. USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, a Syracuse, N.Y., native, writes on Destiny USA, the largest LEED Gold certified super-regional shopping center in the country, which has overcome significant challenges.

Green Build Expansion Opens at San Diego Airport, Energy Digital. The $900 million project came in significantly under budget and is pursuing LEED Silver.