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

Nearly 30 USGBC member companies have committed to improving their energy performance through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants program. The initiative aims to spur significant advancements in energy efficiency in the U.S. industrial sector through the...

Published on 08 Mar 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Late last year, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order mandating that state agencies reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities...

Published on 07 Mar 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC recently formalized its commitment to become a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance Affiliate. The Better Buildings program...

Published on 03 Mar 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

The U.S. government’s biggest single policy move toward mitigating climate change is the Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule,...

Published on 26 Feb 2016 Written by Christina Kuo Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is currently engaged in Oregon’s efforts to expand the availability of affordable housing—specifically, advocating for such housing to be green and energy-efficient. in line with our mission. USGBC’s commitment to green buildings for all in a generation is reflected in...

Published on 11 Feb 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

In late January, George Washington University (GWU) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) brought together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors for a half-day...

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...

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