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Published on 24 Jun 2015 Written by Martin Grohman Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Senate Democratic Caucus meets regularly in a roundtable format to hear from industry and thought leaders about various issues surrounding the policy work they are engaged in. These meetings provide an open forum for the provision of new information to government leaders, as well as an...

Published on 23 Jun 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Global City Teams Challenge hosted in the historic National Building Museum and organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and...

Published on 19 Jun 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

When it comes to energy efficiency and technological innovation, “follow the money” was the advice of Jim Connaughton, Executive VP of C3 Energy and former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under the Bush Administration. Connaughton was the first of...

Published on 12 Jun 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Building Safety Month 2015 came into focus for me when I met Nick Carver, Building Official for the City of Maplewood, Minnesota, at a reception held by the International Code Council commemorating another successful...

Published on 11 Jun 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) unveiled its 2015 Policy Priorities for the 114th U.S....

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

We are passionate about a lot of things here at USGBC, and saving energy is certainly one of them. Building Safety Month 2015 comes to an end with a final focus on energy in week four, $ave Energy, Build to Code

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Published on 21 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Water safety takes center stage in week three of Building Safety Month, Water Safe, Water Smart – Build to Code. The International Code Council’s (ICC) website features tips on staying safe from water related...

Published on 15 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

In the second week of Building Safety Month, we're focusing on how to bounce back faster from disaster.

Over the past decade, scores of devastating weather events across...

Published on 14 May 2015 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) took an important step this week—one that will make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. HUD and USDA issued a...

Published on 13 May 2015 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Cooper Martin, Program Director of the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities (NLC).

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Published on 12 May 2015 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

As co-lead of the United Nations’ 10YFP Program for Sustainable Buildings and Construction, representing the World Green Building...

Published on 08 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy
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