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March 2014

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Published on March 28, 2014 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Good morning, Washington. Today marks the culmination of almost two years of work and thousands of hours of volunteer time to make the District of Columbia, once again, a national leader in better, greener buildings.

The USGBC-National Capital Region Chapter had...

Published on March 24, 2014 Written by Melissa Gallagher... Posted in Advocacy and policy

U.S. federal government agencies were some of the earliest adopters of LEED. Over the years, we have seen the federal government build, retrofit and operate some amazing green buildings. To date, the federal government has certified 1,031 buildings to LEED, and another 3,000-plus projects are in the LEED certification pipeline. But with...

Published on March 17, 2014 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

Green Building Leadership across the World’s Megacities

To accommodate the expected increase in urban population of 2 billion people before 2030, will require the equivalent of 200 new cities the size of Paris.[1]

There is no question that cities will play the leading role in...

Published on March 10, 2014 Written by Fleming Roberts Posted in Advocacy and policy
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We know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Simply put, trust must be earned.

This is where third-party certification comes in. It holds businesses accountable for what they say is true, and it signals to consumers that the product meets certain standards so...

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