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Published on 26 Aug 2015 Written by Christopher Gray Posted in Advocacy and policy

Over the course of two decades, Catherine Tumber has had a distinguished career as a researcher, journalist and university lecturer. She has a Ph.D. in U.S. social and cultural history, and has been a research associate for the MIT School of Architecture and Planning’s Community Innovator...

Published on 18 Aug 2015 Written by Julie Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last month, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces released a regional sustainability website highlighting best practices in the region. It includes an action-packed...

Published on 04 Aug 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced a comprehensive energy package by a wide bipartisan margin. The Energy Policy Modernization Act...

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

As the industrial sector’s relative significance in U.S. energy use grows, tapping into the sector’s efficiency potential becomes more critical as well.

In 2012, the industrial sector accounted for 32% of all energy consumption, and by 2025 its share is expected to exceed 36...

Published on 22 Jul 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

In the run up to the 2015 August Congressional work period the U.S. Senate Finance Committee made an important move to renew and extend a $95 billion tax incentives package that expired at the end of last year. The “Final Passage of an Original Bill to Extend Certain Expiring Tax...

Published on 21 Jul 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of another important efficiency bill.The Private Investment in Housing Act, introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Representatives Dennis...

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

Are you interested in how to facilitate more solar on our nation’s commercial buildings? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to voice your ideas.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), under its SunShot Initiative and the Better Buildings Alliance (BBA), recently...

Published on 07 Jul 2015 Written by Dan Burgoyne Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article originally appeared on GBIG Insight. Read the original article.

Green building has long been part of California’s approach to a...

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...

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