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Published on 26 Jun 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC's second quarterly roundup of the top research and news on residential green building offers a new green and energy-efficient home appraisal tool, a lively primer on the Low-Income...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

Budget and green legislation

After clearing a series of legislative deadlines in April and May, seven of the eight green building bills USGBC is supporting are charging forward, although California’s bold new attempt at a cap-and-trade bill did not advance. All the while, Gov...

Published on 14 Jun 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC believes in green buildings for all. We are pleased to see Pennsylvania join a growing list of states to include LEED...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

At this year’s Better Buildings Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy from May 15–17 in Washington, D.C., public and private stakeholders seized the opportunity to share their challenges and successes in...

Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, was the keynote presenter to elected officials, government professionals, industry experts and other...

Published on 02 Jun 2017 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

The last few months have brought a keen focus on the new U.S. administration's policy priorities. USGBC was pleased that the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon...

Published on 01 Jun 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Advocacy and policy

As many know, the Paris Agreement, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), establishes voluntary actions to...

Published on 25 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Through our partnership with Capital E, USGBC is pleased to offer a preview of groundbreaking research from USGBC Lifetime Achievement Awardee Greg Kats and Keith...

Published on 24 May 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Following our successful day visiting state legislators in April, USGBC Nevada has seen favorable progress on...

Published on 24 May 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

April was a busy month for USGBC’s advocacy and policy work in California. The Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) held in Los Angeles provided Southern California building advocates with their annual...

Published on 19 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its annual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard Report. Ranking 51 large U.S. cities, the report...

Published on 16 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Droughts, floods, migration and informal settlements, water quality, climate preparedness, earthquakes...these were just a few of the resiliency challenges discussed by workshop participants at Resilient Cities 2017. Countries...

Published on 08 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Several new studies have been released that bolster the evidence supporting the business case for LEED. In each study, researchers did a deep dive into energy-related and economic outcomes for...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the possibility looms that our current administration may retreat from the commitment that the United States made to the Paris Agreement, USGBC lends its voice to the array of private and...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Advocacy and policy

On May 1, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a resolution that commits the city to generating 100 percent of electricity consumed through renewable energy resources...

Published on 03 May 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Advocacy and policy

On April 22, the March for Science converged on our nation's capital. It’s fitting that a march for science should fall on Earth Day; its teach-ins and message echo the very first Earth Day, which evolved from a growing understanding of the critical role the environment plays in human...

Published on 01 May 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC Nevada members and partners joined USGBC staff in the capital city last week to advance our 2017 legislative agenda,...

Published on 27 Apr 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Office of Management and Budget’s proposed federal budget for 2018 has put critical programs within the EPA in jeopardy. Among them is...

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