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Friday Roundup: Barclays Center, Greenbuild both seeing Silver

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The LEED Silver Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: Reading Tom via Flickr

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Barclays Center Nets Silver LEED Rating, GlobeSt. Despite its (intentionally) rusty exterior, the new arena in Brooklyn, home of the NBA's Nets and future home of the NHL's Islanders, is LEED Silver through and through.

The Probability of Nate Silver as Closing Plenary at Greenbuild is 100 Percent, EcoBuilding Pulse. The wizard of political predictions will close Greenbuild in Philadelphia on Nov. 22.

Ky. Voices: Lexington should join effort to deal with extreme weather, Lexington Herald-Leader. Lexington, Ky., would reap significant long-term benefits from joining the Resilient Communities for America Agreement, a recently launched partnership to strengthen our cities against the threat of climate change and major weather events.

Three Questions for Jason La Fleur of the U.S. Green Building Council, Curbed Chicago. The chair of the USGBC Illinois Chapter Residential Green Building Committee speaks about the burgeoning movement to build green, at home.

Kum & Go's LEED Commitment, CSPNet. The Iowa-based convenience store chain, a LEED Volume Program participant, currently has six certified stores and is pursuing certification for nine more.

Austin airport receives first LEED Gold designation, Community Impact News. USGBC Central Texas Chapter Executive Director Pam Losefsky was on hand to award the Austin airport a Gold plaque.

Bright Lights, Big Cities Going Green, National Geographic. More urban spaces are doing their part to ensure sustainability is a foremost consideration in development, including through LEED.