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Published on 11 Jun 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) unveiled its 2015 Policy Priorities for the 114th U.S....

Published on 28 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

We are passionate about a lot of things here at USGBC, and saving energy is certainly one of them. Building Safety Month 2015 comes to an end with a final focus on energy in week four, $ave Energy, Build to Code

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Published on 21 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Water safety takes center stage in week three of Building Safety Month, Water Safe, Water Smart – Build to Code. The International Code Council’s (ICC) website features tips on staying safe from water related...

Published on 15 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

In the second week of Building Safety Month, we're focusing on how to bounce back faster from disaster.

Over the past decade, scores of devastating weather events across...

Published on 14 May 2015 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) took an important step this week—one that will make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. HUD and USDA issued a...

Published on 13 May 2015 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Cooper Martin, Program Director of the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities (NLC).

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Published on 12 May 2015 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

As co-lead of the United Nations’ 10YFP Program for Sustainable Buildings and Construction, representing the World Green Building...

Published on 08 May 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy
Published on 22 Apr 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week the House of Representatives advanced a modest but important bill that improves building efficiency in commercial buildings. S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act passed the House by a voice vote and will...

Published on 09 Apr 2015 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article is co-authored by Wes Sullens.

In the land of tech giants, giant sequoias, great earthquakes, and movie star legends, there’s no doubt that the state’s belief...

Published on 03 Apr 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

As one its final acts last week, the U.S. Senate took a positive step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. This bipartisan bill cleared the Senate on...

Published on 20 Mar 2015 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Under the Energy and Independence and Security Act of 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) is charged with reviewing green building rating systems and making a formal recommendation for their use by federal agencies. Regarding LEED, in ...

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