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Advocacy and policy

January 2012

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Published on January 31, 2012 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earlier this month, USGBC launched its first of seven 2012 advocacy campaigns initiatives. The aim of the kick-off Leadership with LEED campaign is to grow green building and expand the use of LEED.

Why?

Shouldn't all government buildings, funded with taxpayer money...

Published on January 27, 2012 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

Chicago: Home of the Cubs, the Blues Brothers, deep-dish pizza, and more LEED-certified municipal buildings than any other city in the U.S.(Not to mention Chicago ranks #1 in total square footage of LEED space, and the entire state of Illinois ranks third in the country on a...

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week I watched the President’s State of the Union address with a notepad of buzzwords ready to take down some tallies. I’m certainly not the only person who keeps track keywords mentioned by the President in his annual speech. Not surprisingly, the President mentioned “jobs” more than 40 times in the 90 minute speech. I was also pleased...

Published on January 18, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

President Obama’s We Can’t Waitstrategy is all about leveraging Executive Branch opportunities the Administration can take - without Congressional approval - to boost the economy, spur job creation and make America more competitive.

For the sake of all Americans...

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