Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood

Friday Roundup: Building green in the Kingdom, Philadelphia's Platinum neighborhood

Jacob Kriss

| Friday, December 6, 2013

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

‘Green buildings’ concept takes root in KingdomArab News. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to laud progress made and encourage further action.

A 'green walk' to the SEPTA stationPhiladelphia Inquirer. Paseo Verde, a mixed-income community developed by the Jonathan Rose Cos., is the first Platinum-certified LEED for Neighborhood Development v2009 project in the United States.

5 of the Most Important Changes to the LEED Green Building Rating System, Greentech Media. USGBC Vice President of LEED Technical Development Brendan Owens discussed how LEED v4 is poised to raise the bar for the green building industry.

Innovations that will transform home of the futureUSA Today. Greenbuild featured a wealth of the latest gadgets that are bringing sustainability and efficiency to residential spaces.

New LEED standards mean reduced project timesTriangle Business Journal. Documentation requirements in LEED v4 have been streamlined significantly, cutting down on work for project teams.

Green Is the New Black: GreenbuildHuffington Post. The energy and momentum of the green building industry was in full force in Philadelphia.

Bergmann completes 100th LEED projectRochester Business Journal. It’s a huge milestone for the consulting firm in Rochester, N.Y. — way to go!