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Advocacy and policy

November 2012

Published on November 27, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy
Msheireb Downtown Doha  Credit: Msheireb Properties

In conjunction with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 18 (COP18), the U.S. Green Building Council and Qatar Green Building Council would like to invite you to a special event on the growth of green building design and construction throughout the world. The event will highlight the notable...

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

In the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of each November. While the holiday originates in early American history/folklore, the tradition of remembering things for which you are grateful lives on. Despite my strong urges against writing something ‘cheesy’ on this ubiquitous theme, I feel it is imperative to reflect...

Published on November 5, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Two summers ago, I had the honor of introducing Mayor Kevin Johnson at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago. We’d been working together quite a...

Published on November 2, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

While green buildings, by their most obvious definition, address environmental impacts, they also have wide implications for human health, safety and productivity. Well-ventilated green schools can reduce instances of asthma in students. Green offices with day lit spaces boost employee productivity and attendance. Patients feel faster in green...