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Advocacy and policy

November 2011

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Published on November 28, 2011 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

This is the first in a series of blog entries covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-17) taking place Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011, in Durban, South Africa.

Yes…domestic politics do have consequences and we all need to understand the implications of our own important national policy challenges. But no…it is not...

Published on November 22, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Congressman Russ Carnahan of Missouri is a long-time supporter of green building initiatives, and the co-chair of the House High-Performance Building Caucus. Rep. Carnahan recently introduced a new bill, the High-Performance Federal Buildings Act. We sat down with Rep. Carnahan to discuss the work he has done on behalf of green building over...

Published on November 18, 2011 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC's 79 volunteer-based chapters are consistently finding new and exciting ways to elevate green building practices and programs. Today, I'll spotlight two chapters, whose creative and proactive advocacy initiatives advance the green building conversation and serve as great examples of how USGBC chapters are advocating for more responsible...

Published on November 17, 2011 Written by Lane Burt Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a movement, we knew we had come a long way when President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative in February, establishing the goal of slashing energy consumption in commercial buildings 20 percent by 2020. Groups like USGBC, the ...

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