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Advocacy and policy

April 2013

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Published on April 26, 2013 Written by Aparna Sundaram Posted in Advocacy and policy
Metrus Infographic: Which Financing Vehicle Gets You on the Road to Energy Effic

While many building owners and facilities managers understand that the cheapest kilowatthour is the one you don’t consume, most energy efficiency projects leave a lot of energy savings on the table. Retrofits typically compete with strategic investments that are in a company’s main line of business for a share of capital budget resources. For...

Published on April 26, 2013 Written by Dennis Murphy Posted in Advocacy and policy

After last year’s epic USGBC California Road to Greenbuild/ "Top10” Advocacy Day, more than one commentator posed the “how can we top this?” question. It turns out that there was little need to worry. This year’s model, PolicyPalooza 2013, was bigger, better and bolder, comprising...

Published on April 18, 2013 Written by Tess Wiggins Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earth Day is just around the corner, and while USGBC believes that every day is Earth Day, we can’t resist packing our schedules with a long list of events to celebrate an opportunity to promote healthy, sustainable buildings. Here are a few of the events we have lined up over the next two weeks. We hope to see you out there.

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Published on April 16, 2013 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo credit: BR33 via Flickr

Today, the European Union Parliament rejected a proposal to backload (or postpone) the auctioning of additional credits within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The proposal was aimed to rebalance the supply of credits and stabilize the price of carbon. The rejected vote prompted the price of credits within the EU ETS to plummet.

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