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Published on 25 Apr 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the U.S. Senate advanced a comprehensive energy package by a wide bipartisan margin. S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes...

Published on 21 Apr 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earth Day 2016 will be a truly historic event. At the United Nations in New York City, more than 150 countries will sign the Paris Agreement that was forged at COP21. The signing by so many, this quickly, is...

Published on 12 Apr 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Coming out of Paris last December, the world had in hand a truly groundbreaking climate agreement, with 195 countries committing to take action on climate change. The United States, China...

Published on 06 Apr 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy
Published on 28 Mar 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a partner in the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) ...

Published on 15 Mar 2016 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

Continued market transformation toward a truly sustainably built environment requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. Beyond innovative building design and materials, elevated resource efficiency standards and comprehensive construction methods, financial institutions play a critical role in...

Published on 15 Mar 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Registration is now open to the public for the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual 2016 Better Buildings Summit. The summit is an annual national meeting where businesses—including many USGBC members—...

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...

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