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Friday Roundup: Big Greenbuild News, Taking on Chemical Lobby, Kaiser's LEED Gold Hospital

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Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Hanley Wood Acquires Greenbuild Conference & Expo, Trade Show News Network. USGBC's new partnership with Hanley Wood for Greenbuild will help the world's largest event dedicated to green building gain even more momentum.

Kaiser Permanente says its new Hillsboro hospital is a model for future facilities, touts LEED Gold certification, The Oregonian. Congratulations to USGBC platinum member Kaiser Permanente for its LEED Gold certification for the Westside Medical Center!

Supporters of efficiency measure fear amendment backed by chemicals group could be fatal 'Trojan horse', E&E News. Big chemical is trying to ban LEED for federal government use through an amendment to the upcoming Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill currently in the Senate. Take a stand for high-performance green buildings and let your senator know you oppose the amendment!

Intel - A Sustainability Powerhouse for Change, Examiner.com. Intel, another USGBC platinum member, earned a spot among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the ninth straight year.

Some see design-build as easier path to LEED, Finance & Commerce. Design-build, when a single company or joint venture handles design and construction services under one contract, can streamline the LEED process under some circumstances.

Top 10 green buildings of 2013, GreenBiz. The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has chosen a list of the top 10 green buildings for 17 years; this article highlights two of them.

LEED Design: You Can't Afford Not to Do It, Hotel Business Review. Concord Hospitality Enterprises' president of design and construction writes about a proven fact: LEED saves money for businesses.