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Friday Roundup: Volunteers green schools at Day of Service, investors finding value in LEED

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Green Apple Day of Service volunteers at Payne Elementary in Washington, D.C.

Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Oceano Elementary School marks Green Apple Day of Service, Santa Maria Times. Oceano was one of nearly 2,100 projects around the world that participated in the Center for Green Schools' second annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 28.

What's Behind the Plaque? LEED: A Proxy for the Savvy Investor, National Real Estate Investor. USGBC Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law Roger Platt explains how LEED has become synonymous with value in the building sector.

The Empire State Building Gets A Huge Green Roof!, Earth Techling. One of the world's most iconic LEED-certified buildings just got a little greener, with four green roof systems totaling almost 10,000 square feet.

Chattanooga Airport nearly 90 percent powered by solar energy, Chattanooga Times Free Press. In addition to a huge solar array, the airport is also home to a LEED Platinum general aviation facility.

Leveraging the Cultural Influence of Sports to Advance Green Building, EDC. USGBC Marketing & Communications Associate William Nutt notes the power that sports wield to effect positive movement toward sustainability in the built environment.

West Virginia Gets First LEED-Platinum Certified Home, Jetson Green. The Williamstown, W.Va., home boasts 11 kWDC of generation capacity through its solar panels, along with a number of other sustainable features.

Making Sense of Green Hotel Certifications, Meetings & Conventions. More travelers are seeking out hospitality venues that are showing their commitment to green through certification programs, including LEED.