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Published on 26 Aug 2013 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Advocacy and policy

When was the last time you talked to your Senator? Does he or she know green buildings are important to you? 

Join green building advocates from across the country as we band together to let our elected officials know #LEEDworks! 

The #LEEDworks campaign kicks off...

Published on 23 Aug 2013 Written by Nell Boyle Posted in Advocacy and policy

Over the last few decades, the Southeast Region has experienced exceptional growth in population. This is a rich and diverse section of the country with numerous natural resources including large forests, mountain streams, coastal areas and agricultural commerce. Generally, these states have few...

Published on 20 Aug 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

This summer news is as refreshing as an Arnold Palmer. For the first time in eight presidential terms (that’s 32 years, but who’s counting?), solar panels will be back on the roof of the White House. According to reports, installation began last week.

The energy-saving move...

Published on 20 Aug 2013 Written by Jenna Cramer Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Northeast Corridor Regional Committee (NECRC) is composed of 11 chapters, in Pennsylvania, West Virginia,...

Published on 15 Aug 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

July was another busy month for USGBC’s advocacy shop. Working hand-in-hand with our invaluable volunteers and member companies, our team is building stronger ties with our networks, empowering community action and advancing sound public policy to accelerate green building all across the...

Published on 01 Aug 2013 Written by Bruce Poe Posted in Advocacy and policy

The individuals at the core of USGBC’s chapter network represent the tremendous potential of a volunteer-driven organization. To leverage the intellectual capital that this community offers, an organization must be horizontally integrated, open and transparent, and it must also encourage...

Published on 29 Jul 2013 Written by Caroline McNally Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo Credit:xmatt via Flicker Creative Commons

One of the duties of my summer internship at USGBC includes tracking green building policies around the world. While this task is far too big to wrap up in mere months, I am beginning to recognize trends in different regions of the world. Two recent articles caught my attention, as they each...

Published on 26 Jul 2013 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy

Contact your senators today and tell them to vote "NO" on any anti-LEED amendments and "YES" on Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's amendment to S. 761, the...

Published on 22 Jul 2013 Written by Gary Olp Posted in Advocacy and policy

The USGBC South Central Regional Committee (SCRC) encompasses a vast and diverse climatological, biological and geographical area stretching across four states: Louisiana,...

Published on 19 Jul 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo Credit: The Nite Tripper via Flickr Creative Commons

There’s something happening in those dry Southwestern mountains. It seems to be billowing outward from the ponderosa pines, carried by the roadrunner into the fields of Indian paintbrush and down into the mighty Colorado River. Thanks to the prolific outreach efforts of USGBC’s green...

Published on 18 Jul 2013 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo credit: Flickr user Dougtone

Have you ever thought about what Billy Joel meant by “A New York State of Mind”? Sometimes I think he meant not sitting around and waiting for others to act — like Ithaca, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Buffalo and New York City have done this spring to advance green building in...

Published on 12 Jul 2013 Written by Tony Richardson Posted in Advocacy and policy

II joined the Southwest Florida Branch of USGBC’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter in 2011 with a particular enthusiasm for improving our community’s appreciation of the true value of greener real estate. I’m a realtor in one of America’s hottest residential marketplaces, and recently earned my...

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