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Published on 27 Jul 2016 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

You’ve probably just about heard it all from the Republican convention hall last week. The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, was—unsurprisingly—a media frenzy. From speeches by"Charles in Charge" star Scott Baio and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to tech...

Published on 20 Jul 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

President Obama has announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative, following through on commitments made at the White...

Published on 19 Jul 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

In the second quarter of 2016, the Advocacy team at USGBC was engaged with elected officials, governmental agencies and strategic partners on issues including energy and green building legislation, elevating resilience and green schools. Highlights from Q2 include a visit to Taipei to discuss...

Published on 13 Jul 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC Platinum member company Johnson Controls recently published its annual ...

Published on 30 Jun 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

On June 28, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 57, a major step forward in combating climate change by reducing carbon pollution from the state’s power plants. The order...

Published on 22 Jun 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Advocacy and policy

This past week, USGBC was an invited participant in the White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets. The summit convened leading state, utility and private-sector stakeholders to highlight progress and commitments to promote a flexible, efficient, clean and...

Published on 20 Jun 2016 Posted in Advocacy and policy

The second U.S.–China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit was held in Beijing earlier this month. It follows last September’s Summit in Los Angeles and continues the high-level Climate Declaration between President Obama and President Xi. Dozens of mayors and subnational leaders...

Published on 13 Jun 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is a member of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a program under the U.N.’s Sustainable Energy for All (...

Published on 09 Jun 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is proud to be part of a global network of over 30 technical expert organizations working together to improve building energy efficiency in cities around the globe through the ...

Published on 08 Jun 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The third annual Better Buildings Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, brought together thousands of representatives from organizations, state and local government and nonprofits such as USGBC to showcase...

Published on 07 Jun 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the U.S House of Representatives advanced an energy and public lands package largely on party lines. The House passed version of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes energy-related positions passed as part of ...

Published on 27 May 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CoStar Group announced a new partnership to bring building energy data to the most...

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