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Green Building Consultant Jerry Yudelson Peers Into 2007 Green Building Crystal Ball

Former USGBC board member, current chairman of Greenbuild, and author of Marketing Green Buildings and Developing Green, Jerry Yudelson, offers some 2007 green building predictions in the latest edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. (Image used with permission of Cristalier.com). First, Yudelson believes that by the end of 2007, the cumulative number of LEED certifications will exceed […]

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New York’s Cleantechs Aren’t Cleaning Up

According to Crain’s, the rest of the country is leaving New York State in the dust when it comes to the cleantech industry. Cleantech companies (manufacturers of any product or providers of any service furthering natural resource conservation) received $2.9 billion in venture capital in 2006, up 78% from 2005. However, from 1999 through 2005, […]

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Venture Capital Flowing to Green Building Materials Sector

According to the Associated Press (via Forbes), during the last two quarters of 2006, several venture investors, including DFJ Element, NGEN Partners, Nth Capital, and Rockport Capital Partners, backed a variety of companies producing sustainable construction materials. NGEN, for example, led the Series B round last August for Hycrete, Inc., a Jersey City, New Jersey-based […]

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Smaller Cities Adopt, Consider Green Building Standards

I’m down in D.C. for a few days on a mini-vacation, but I came across two articles discussing smaller cities adopting, and considering, green building standards. Asheville, North Carolina will now require LEED certification for all new city buildings, while Pembroke Pines, Florida, is discussing the feasibility of implementing a city-wide green building standard (which […]

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Green Sports Consulting Firm Hopes to Turn Reds, Browns, and Blues to “Greens”

Many green consulting firms focus primarily on assisting clients in negotiating the paperwork-intensive LEED certification process. (You can access several, including Paladino, through the links to the right). So, when I saw this article about a new Minneapolis-based green consultant, I thought its business plan was extremely original. A former Minnesota county commissioner, Mark Andrew […]

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