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Green Buildings Need More Incentives in U.S., Developers Say

February 20, 2007
Green Buildings Need More Incentives in U.S., Developers Say

When it opens next year, the 54-story Bank of America Tower in New York will be the most environmentally friendly office building in the United States. It will produce most of its energy at an on-site cogeneration plant. It will capture and reuse waste water and rainwater. And it uses recycled materials in its construction. […]

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LEED-ing by Example: Green Building Grows Up

February 6, 2007
LEED-ing by Example: Green Building Grows Up

Just a few years ago, a vanguard of environmentally-conscious builders in New York thought they could spur a mainstream “green building” movement on grounds of good business practices alone. But now, as the trend matures and interest in green everything accelerates, developers are saying market forces aren’t enough, and more help from government is needed. […]

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Boston To ‘Go Green’ with New Buildings

December 20, 2006
Boston To 'Go Green' with New Buildings

Boston plans to amend its building code to require that all large-scale private construction be “green.” Under the new regulations, all private construction of at least 50,000 square feet must meet the minimum criteria of the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards for new projects. While other governments have […]

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