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Real Estate: Green Building Council celebrates environmental design

The Central Valley Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will celebrate Fresno’s environmentally friendly buildings during an event on Feb. 28 at the Tower at River Park.

Keynote speaker Darius Assemi, president of Granville Homes, and other leaders from the green building industry will provide an overview of the benefits of green design in new construction, existing buildings and homes. They will also speak about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, also known as LEED, which is administered by the green building council.

There are 12 LEED-certified projects in Fresno and two in Clovis. Another 19 projects are in the certification process.

The event will be held 5 to 9 p.m. at 205 E. River Park Circle, a building that is seeking LEED certification.

Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 22. For more information, visit

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