Greenbuild: A Success for Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO — The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, was a booming success in San Francisco, Calif. last week. The Moscone Center was jam-packed with green designers, innovators and spectators from across the globe on Nov. 14-16. The expo hall featured three floors and nearly 1,000 exhibitors.

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New York, San Francisco Earn Recognition for Government Policy

DURBAN, South Africa — The World Green Building Council recognized New York and San Francisco for international best practice in government policy at the city level for green building initiatives — two of six cities to earn the award.

The Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building were announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, and recognize green buildings as an important means to reduce carbon emissions, according to a statement from the council.

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Large San Francisco Solar Project Powers Gov Facilities

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the largest municipal solar installations in California was recently completed at Sunset Reservoir in San Francisco.
 
The solar installation is made up of 24,000 solar panels installed on top of the North Basin of the Sunset Reservoir that will generate up to 5 megawatts daily of renewable energy.
 
The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by about 80,000 metric tons over the course of its 25-year lifetime while helping to "satisfy the diverse clean energy needs of the City’s munici

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