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Published on 09 Jun 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is proud to be part of a global network of over 30 technical expert organizations working together to improve building energy efficiency in cities around the globe through the ...

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

The third annual Better Buildings Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, brought together thousands of representatives from organizations, state and local government and nonprofits such as USGBC to showcase...

Published on 07 Jun 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the U.S House of Representatives advanced an energy and public lands package largely on party lines. The House passed version of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes energy-related positions passed as part of ...

Published on 27 May 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CoStar Group announced a new partnership to bring building energy data to the most...

Published on 04 May 2016 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last December, 195 nations from around the world came together in Paris and forged a historic agreement to act collectively to reduce human impact on the climate. Leading into the U....

Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

White House and federal agency officials recently convened key stakeholders, including USGBC, to identify challenges and opportunities to support and promote electric vehicles (EV).

Government officials at the meeting included high-ranking staff within the U.S. Department of Energy’...

Published on 29 Apr 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the Paris Agreement’s opening for signature on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi...

Published on 28 Apr 2016 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking concerning performance metrics for states and regional organizations that receive...

Published on 26 Apr 2016 Posted in Advocacy and policy

The signing of the Paris Agreement this past Friday—Earth Day—convened leaders from 160 countries in one of the largest civic celebrations in the world. The agreement, a historic commitment that emerged from the COP21 talks in Paris last December, represents a top-down...

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...

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