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Friday Roundup: v4 means business, green growth in Philly

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4 ways LEED v4 will change business, GreenBiz. LEED v4's focus on transparency, life-cycle assessment, responsible sourcing and hazard ingredient reporting are critical elements as v4 becomes the new normal in the building sector.

A 'green' project for South Philadelphia's Newbold neighborhood, Philadelphia Inquirer. The residential project pursuing LEED Platinum in Greenbuild's host city will include 16 rowhouses and two condominiums.

A Week in the Life of LEED Certification, Green Building Law Update. The week of Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 saw certification for 45 projects, comprising 5.9 million square feet.

Is LEED Certification Effective? A Case Study of Destiny USA, Green Lodging News. Destiny USA in Syracuse, N.Y., is the largest LEED Gold super-regional shopping center in the country.

Three Las Vegas buildings strike gold with environmentally friendly designs, Las Vegas Sun. City Hall was among the Las Vegas projects that recently took home a LEED plaque.

City sustainability must begin with reinvestment in neighborhoods, NRDC Switchboard. 'Strengthening our existing communities before building new ones is critical to environmental recovery,' says Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which partnered with USGBC to create the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.

Puyallup Medical Center Blazes A Trail To LEED For Healthcare, Healthcare Design. The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center was the first project to certify under the LEED for Healthcare rating system.

'Godfather of Green' Shares Five Most Valuable Green-Building Lessons, HPAC Engineering. LEED Fellow Jerry Yudelson shares high-priority principles.

Orange convention center gets high 'green' rating, Orlando Sentinel. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs deemed the certification a "crucial investment in our county's future.'