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Green Building

Real estate developer discusses U.S.'s first solar-powered, smart-grid, green-building city

As sustainable design projects throughout the country begin seeing stimulus money, how far can cities go in implementing new green-build technologies? During today's OnPoint, Syd Kitson, CEO of Kitson & Partners, a real estate investment and development company, discusses plans for the United States' first 100 percent solar-powered, smart-grid, green-building city in southwest Florida. He addresses some of the challenges posed by the current slump in the housing market. He also discusses what action needs to be taken legislatively in order to make green-build developments a reality throughout the country.