Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Subscribe to this channel
Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Advocacy and policy

We have reached a new era in the history of green building with Mayor Vincent Gray’s recent announcement that Washington, D.C., has surpassed 100 million square feet of LEED-certified...

Published on 30 Sep 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

This is what democracy looks like.

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of joining the Urban Green Council and over 400,000 other concerned global citizens, including celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in the...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

This time it was personal. Marching down Central Park West with my daughter and 300,000 other people passionate about the health of our planet, I felt at home, and in a way I was. 

Having been born in New York Hospital and raised in a neighborhood just across Central...

Published on 26 Sep 2014 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Like you, I’m sure, I am a big fan of energy efficiency. In my free time, I also enjoy a healthy dose of astrophysics. So what could be better than an evening this week with the stars of energy efficiency receiving awards named after galaxies and supernovae?...

Published on 25 Sep 2014 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called international leaders to Climate Summit 2014 being held this week to galvanize and catalyze climate action. He has given these leaders homework: bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions,...

Published on 02 Sep 2014 Written by Carli Yoro Posted in Advocacy and policy

The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” is often applied to judgments of people — and to buildings, too.  

A building’s façade can be beautiful, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate the quality of its indoor...

Published on 29 Aug 2014 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) gathered for their largest ever policy summit. The issues discussed varied from clean power plan implementation to clean water and indoor air, to healthy, high-...

Published on 28 Aug 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

Have you ever pulled into a train station and felt like you had really arrived somewhere else, because the station felt like part of this new town’s identity? Did you ever tour your local fire station as a kid, and if you were very lucky, slide down that shiny silver pole? Did you ever go...

Published on 01 Aug 2014 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today, I joined Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) in a press conference call he hosted to introduce his new bipartisan legislation, the PREPARE Act (Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience). Joining several co-sponsors, Cartwright introduced the bill in...

Published on 31 Jul 2014 Written by Sharon Grant Posted in Advocacy and policy

A recent market research study revealed that Idahoans value energy efficiency. In fact, 65% of them favor...

Published on 02 May 2014 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

After several days of nonstop cold rain here in the District, it was nice to see the sun shining again on the first day of May. But it was even nicer that day to hear about all the award-winning building projects honored by the General Services Administration (GSA) as part of...

Published on 01 May 2014 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee pushed for positive change for building efficiency legislation with the passage of H.R....

Load more articles