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November 5, 2008

California Developer Improves Energy Efficiency by More than 25% with Building Rehab San Jacinto, Calif.–LINC Housing Corp., a Long Beach, Calif.-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing for families and seniors, recently acquired the Terracina Apartments in San Jacinto, Calif. The 55-unit complex, originally built in 1992, is undergoing improvements that include general maintenance as well as several green upgrades and renovations.

ULI Meeting, Expo Set to Be Carbon Neutral Columbia, Md.–The ongoing 2008 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo is all set to be completely carbon neutral as a result of funding from the Enterprise Green Communities Offset Fund.

Villeroy & Boch Launches Memento New Glory Washbasin Pairing its Memento washbasin with its New Glory motif, Villeroy & Boch recently launched a new line, Memento New Glory, combining a modern Bauhaus design with a Baroque aesthetic.

Dominican Republic Investment Opportunity Expected to Break Ground in 2009 Juan Dolio, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC—Grupo G&S recently celebrated the project launch of Las Arenas, a 23-story, 206-unit development scheduled to break ground in the first quarter of 2009, with construction expected to take 24 to 30 months.

Oakwood Worldwide Opens Corporate Apartments Development in India Bangalore, INDIA–Oakwood Worldwide has recently opened its newest corporate apartments project, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore, located in UB City, the largest commercial property project in Bangalore, India.

Q&A with David Gross: The Biggest Challenge to Green Development Is Fear of the Unknown David E. Gross, AIA, is a founding partner of GF55 Partners, a New York-based architecture firm that is currently working on projects in Florida, New Jersey and New York. He talks to MHN Associate Editor Erika Schnitzer about the most difficult roadblocks in green design, what it takes to be green, and how the state of the economy has affected the markets in which he works.


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