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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Earth Day Finds Greener Buildings

Earth Day this year found investors and owner-users embracing sustainability in their building assets. Their goals has been to increase their expertise in the construction of green buildings, lower energy consumption in existing buildings, measure the carbon footprint of their building assets and work towards reducing its impact, and increase occupancy of the eco-certified spaces in their portfolios wherever possible.


The second largest city in America, Los Angeles, embarked on one of its most ambitious projects to combat global warming, becoming the biggest city in the nation to impose "green" building rules that would potentially cut millions of tons of pollution over the next decade. In a unanimous vote, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring builders of large commercial and residential developments to adopt such measures as planting drought-resistant landscaping and using recycled materials and energy-efficient HVAC and lighting. So far, one state, Connecticut, and 14 cities are requiring private developers to meet green building standards.

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Climbing to 11,500' elevation Meysan Lake
Climbing to 11,500' elevation "Meysan Lake"
Camp Lake at 11,200 feet elevation
"Camp Lake" at 11,200 feet elevation
Setting up camp at "Camp Lake"
Setting up camp at "Camp Lake"
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