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Published on 10 Feb 2016 Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Advocacy and Policy team at USGBC is always working to advance green building and the environment. We'll be sharing highlights of our activities a few times a year, so you can keep up with what we're doing for our membership!

Greenbuild 2015

As it is every year, ...

Published on 05 Feb 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

High-performing homes (HPHs) with green features—both single- and multi-family—in the District sell for nearly 3.5 percent more than those without green features, according to a recently released report, "...

Published on 03 Feb 2016 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

In this episode of the Climate Leaders podcast series, we talk with...

Published on 13 Jan 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last night, President Obama delivered the 2016 State of the Union. In his remarks, he declared that as a nation we must make technology work for us when it...

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

Congress has passed a sprawling spending bill and tax extenders package that covers funding for all federal agencies and includes short- and longer-term extensions for a number of popular incentives for businesses and...

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

USGBC is grateful for the work of the House of Representatives in advancing efficiency in buildings this Congressional session. As demonstrated by passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy...

Published on 13 Nov 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

We are excited to welcome the green building community to Washington, DC, for Greenbuild next week! The Advocacy and Policy team plans to take full advantage of the conference being in the nation’s capital (check out ...

Published on 09 Nov 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Public and private entities in the United States are making emissions reduction pledges ahead of the climate negotiations in Paris.

At this writing, through the Compact of Mayors, 83 local governments from more than 30 U.S....

Published on 05 Nov 2015 Written by Mark Ginsberg Posted in Advocacy and policy

The 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) will meet in Paris in early December 2015 to continue the search for climate solutions. Expectations are always high—with fears of failure lingering in our minds. Previous...

Published on 30 Oct 2015 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

The grades are in: Harvard Business Review (HBR) has released its annual rankings of the world’s best-performing CEOs.

To reflect corporate sustainability’s...

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

For two weeks in December, the world will gather in Paris for COP21, or the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. As Secretary...

Published on 23 Oct 2015 Written by Dennis Murphy Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Jeremy Sigmon, Brenden McEneaney, and Justin Malan, and was originally posted on the...

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