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Belvedere Inter-Active Neighborhood is Accepted Into New LEED for Neighborhood Development

Stonehaus, a premier full-service real estate development company in Central Virginia, announced today that its Inter-Active Neighborhood located in Charlottesville, Belvedere, has been accepted into the LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot Program, which is being conducted by the U.

Eco-Cities - Building Better Cities for the 21st Century

In response to the environmental challenges resulting from the unprecedented tide of urbanization worldwide, schemes to create 'eco-cities' have been launched in many countries.

America's Largest Residential Green Building Conference Returns To San Francisco

West Coast Green, America's largest residential green building conference, today announced plans for its 2007 event, which will include more speakers, exhibitors and interactive learning spaces for its expected 12,000+ attendees.

Australian PM Offers a $1000 Rebate for Solar Hot Water Systems

John Howard has upped the ante in the battle for voters worried about climate change, offering a $1000 rebate for solar hot water systems that will slash residential electricity bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Ranch House at Del Sur Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The Ranch House at Del Sur, the information center for the newly opened master-planned community by Black Mountain Ranch LLC in north San Diego, last week was awarded a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a program of the US Green Building Council and the most widely recognized standard worldwide for sustainable, high-performance, low-energy-use buildings.

Building Green with Los Angeles: Enterprise and the City Award Grants to Developers

Enterprise awarded four grants of $70,000 to Los Angeles-based affordable housing developers recently as part of Green Communities, a national green affordable housing program led by Enterprise.

U.S., Mexican, Canadian Environmental Leaders Promote New Green Building and Pollution Tracking Tool

Highlighting their shared commitment to environmental progress in North America, EPA Administrator Stephen L Johnson today joined his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to launch new collaborative environmental initiatives on green building and tracking pollution in North America.

Energy Performance Requirements within LEED Green Building Rating System to Increase

In a move that aligns with its deep commitment to solutions for climate change, the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) membership has overwhelmingly passed a vote for all LEED certified projects to achieve at least two "Optimize Energy Performance" points within LEED, which will improve the energy performance of all LEED certified green buildings by 14% for new construction and 7% for existing buildings.

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