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Could I Get LEEDS With My Taco?

Yum! Brands Inc. is an international powerhouse in global food service.  With brands such as KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & Dong Fang Ji Bai (for those of you in China) this huge conglomerate holds significant sway in the restaurant industry.  So, it is exciting to see this company embrace LEEDS standards in building.

US Green Building- Leed Certification- KeenforGreen

Yum! Brands opened up its first LEED building in the United States with a joint KFC and Taco Bell in Northampton, Massachusetts.  This building, opened this past December, represents a step in environmentally friendly building.  The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. ... read more

Green Legal Issues in Finance

Green Legal Issues For Building

I just wanted to make known this great piece by Geoff White, FIGP of Frost Brown Todd of the Green Real Estate Law Journal.  Mr. White is an attorney from Frost, Brown & Todd and an expert in green building issues.  The article he wrote "Legal Issues in Green Financing" may be found at Consilience: The Blog, ran by Mr. Grant Austin.  I am only producing the first paragraph since I want you to also go check out Mr. Austin's great site.  Read the article and tell me what you think.... read more

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