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Published on May 26, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

You can probably guess that the question of "how far to go?" with this first-of-its-kind national model green construction code attracts a lot of varied answers. In fact, this may be the biggest and most unanswered question surrounding green building code development. The question of where the green building code should fall on the stringency...

Published on May 19, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today USBGC along with more than 70 organizations, companies and advocacy organizations sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging that Congress restore funding for the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), a national survey that gathers statistical information on U.S. commercial buildings, at the...

Published on May 19, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

I spent a little more than two days in Dallas this week at the public hearings for the International Green Construction Code. You, too, can tune in and watch them online. You may want to have the...

Published on May 16, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

At USGBC's 9th annual Government Summit last week it was as clear to all in attendance that governments at every level are leading by example in building sustainability. Among the signs of progress was Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announcing an increased commitment by the U.S. Navy...

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