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First Solar-Powered City to Fuel Clean Industry, Economic Recovery

Real estate developer Kitson & Partners today announced a landmark agreement with electric utility Florida Power & Light to build the world's largest solar photovoltaic power plant at Babcock Ranch, Florida - making it the world's first city powered by solar energy.


Planning Begins on Largest U.S. LEED Certified Mixed-Use Campus

Five Star Development Group, Inc announced today its plans for the country's largest LEED certified $150 million mixed-use campus that will be located on 109 acres in El Paso, Texas adjacent to the Zaragoza Port of Entry between the US and Mexico border.


Brad Pitt, Steve Bing Plan New 150-Home Community in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

Brad Pitt expanded his commitment to New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward today by announcing plans for a new community of homes in the area hardest-hit by the worst natural disaster in American history.


Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Green Building and Environmental Preservation at Heart of Planned Town

Planners unveiled this week the design concept and master plan for Huckelberry Creek, a new town of winding paths, nature trails and walking friendly through mixed-use neighborhoods for 5,000 homes set amid a natural creek and lake.


Global Green USA Tours First Green Building Project in New Orleans Since Katrina

Global Green USA celebrated a milestone before the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by touring progress of their first affordable green home under construction.


Meritage Homes' 'Zero Energy' New Home Community Combines Solar Power and Energy Efficiency

Meritage Homes has opened a new home community in Vacaville, California that features solar electric power systems from SunPower Corporation as a standard feature.


Builder Cites Benefits of Green Building

Half of the National Association of Home Builders builder members incorporate green into their building practices.


New Songdo in Korea Named as 'Green Urbanism' Pilot Project

The New Songdo City International Business District in South Korea being developed by New York's Gale International has been accepted as a pilot project and partner by the US Green Building Council for its LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification, the first national standard for neighborhood design.



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