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March 2012

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Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today is an important day for USGBC and for green building. It marks the culmination of more than six years of work to turn a crazy idea into a tangible, attainable reality.

Today, the nation’s leading code developer, which emerged from the legacy regional code bodies, has ...

Published on March 28, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Monday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) convened the fourth installment of the Road to Rio+20 series. The series was born out of the need for stakeholder awareness and...

Published on March 23, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Yesterday, Representative David McKinley (WV) and Representative Peter Welch (VT) introduced bi-partisan legislation that would jumpstart and accelerate opportunities for energy upgrades in existing residences. The Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act seeks...

Published on March 23, 2012 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earlier this month, USGBC launched our seventh and final campaign of the 2012 Advocacy Campaign Agenda: Build Better Codes. In this campaign, USGBC is calling on its community to actively...

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