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San Francisco, New York Honored by Global Green Building Group

San Francisco, New York Honored by Global Green Building Group

San Francisco and New York took home awards from COP17, where the World Green Building Council honored the two cities for advancing green building. The council, which announced the awards earlier this week at the climate talks in Durban, South Africa , also recognized Mexico City, Tokyo, Birmingham in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Singapore for their work supporting sustainable building. "It's a real honor to get this award," said Melanie Nutter, director of San Francisco's Department of Environment. "What it speaks to is a number of years of commitment by city leaders, city agencies, businesses large and small -- a range of stakeholders who have been part of coalition efforts to move the ball forward by making buildings more sustainable and reducing greenhouse gas emissions." Neither Nutter, nor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee were able to acknowledge the honor in per...

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