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Published on 31 Aug 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earlier this summer, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a bold step toward combating climate change in the Commonwealth. To reduce carbon pollution from the state’s power plants, Gov. McAuliffe signed ...

Published on 15 Aug 2016 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Advocacy and policy

Did you know that at any time, you can access up-to-the-month data about LEED in your state? The interactive state market briefs provide a quick look at state-specific ...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The concept of resilience took center stage at the State of Resilience Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The event, presented by...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

Freddie Mac announced yesterday their Multifamily Green Advantage program, a suite of offerings rewarding borrowers who improve their properties to save energy and water with discounted...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Much of the news coverage and social media attention from last week surrounded speeches at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Beyond the formal business of ratifying the party platform and nominating candidates, the DNC served as a backdrop for many elected officials...

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...

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