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Published on 12 Oct 2015 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

In concert with other members of a clean power working group, USGBC presents a free webinar about the Clean Power Plan on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT....

Published on 12 Oct 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

With the release of the Clean Power Plan and consideration of...

Published on 02 Oct 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Just across the Potomac from the USGBC headquarters in Washington, D.C., Arlington County, Virginia is updating its Green Building Incentive Program and adopting the latest...

Published on 28 Sep 2015 Written by Carol Rosenfeld Posted in Advocacy and policy

To many people, “energy efficiency” means swapping out incandescent light bulbs for more efficient LEDs or upgrading an HVAC system. But small operational changes in how a facility or campus operates can result in huge savings as well, without the price tag of retrofits. In fact,...

Published on 25 Sep 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Thanks to a generous grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, ICLEI USA’s ClearPath is now available to any U.S. city, county or regional government for free through the end of 2018. 

ICLEI,...

Published on 24 Sep 2015 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is excited to announce a new campaign leading up to Greenbuild 2015 and COP21 Climate Negotiations in Paris, calling on USGBC member businesses to sign on to...

Published on 18 Sep 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

It was a busy summer for building energy benchmarking in Montgomery County.

In May 2014, the Montgomery County Council adopted Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability—...

Published on 14 Sep 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

The White House called together a group of experts from the private and public sectors to work together on advancing sustainability in cities across the United States through sharing of experiences and best practices. Roger Platt, USGBC President, was among the...

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...

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