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Published on 09 Nov 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Public and private entities in the United States are making emissions reduction pledges ahead of the climate negotiations in Paris.

At this writing, through the Compact of Mayors, 83 local governments from more than 30 U.S....

Published on 05 Nov 2015 Written by Mark Ginsberg Posted in Advocacy and policy

The 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) will meet in Paris in early December 2015 to continue the search for climate solutions. Expectations are always high—with fears of failure lingering in our minds. Previous...

Published on 30 Oct 2015 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

The grades are in: Harvard Business Review (HBR) has released its annual rankings of the world’s best-performing CEOs.

To reflect corporate sustainability’s...

Published on 23 Oct 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

For two weeks in December, the world will gather in Paris for COP21, or the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. As Secretary...

Published on 23 Oct 2015 Written by Dennis Murphy Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Jeremy Sigmon, Brenden McEneaney, and Justin Malan, and was originally posted on the...

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—...

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