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A New Retrofit Industry

A New Retrofit Industry: An analysis of the job creation potential of tax incentives for energy efficiency

In February, President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative (BBI) – a suite of legislative proposals and executive actions aimed at reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings by twenty percent by the year 2020. This initiative encompasses several of the priorities advocated by USGBC, RER, and NRDC – notably, tax incentives for the improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings and the availability of financing for these improvements.

(12 Pages)
Authored By: USGBC
Published On: 13 Jun 2011