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Published on 24 May 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

April was a busy month for USGBC’s advocacy and policy work in California. The Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) held in Los Angeles provided Southern California building advocates with their annual...

Published on 19 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its annual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard Report. Ranking 51 large U.S. cities, the report...

Published on 16 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Droughts, floods, migration and informal settlements, water quality, climate preparedness, earthquakes...these were just a few of the resiliency challenges discussed by workshop participants at Resilient Cities 2017. Countries...

Published on 08 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Several new studies have been released that bolster the evidence supporting the business case for LEED. In each study, researchers did a deep dive into energy-related and economic outcomes for...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the possibility looms that our current administration may retreat from the commitment that the United States made to the Paris Agreement, USGBC lends its voice to the array of private and...

Published on 05 May 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Advocacy and policy

On May 1, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a resolution that commits the city to generating 100 percent of electricity consumed through renewable energy resources...

Published on 03 May 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Advocacy and policy

On April 22, the March for Science converged on our nation's capital. It’s fitting that a march for science should fall on Earth Day; its teach-ins and message echo the very first Earth Day, which evolved from a growing understanding of the critical role the environment plays in human...

Published on 01 May 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC Nevada members and partners joined USGBC staff in the capital city last week to advance our 2017 legislative agenda,...

Published on 27 Apr 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Office of Management and Budget’s proposed federal budget for 2018 has put critical programs within the EPA in jeopardy. Among them is...

Published on 20 Apr 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

In this first installment of USGBC's new California Policy Corner series, see what we are doing to work with state and local government to accelerate the uptake of healthy, efficient, low-impact buildings.

While the President and Congress battle over budgets, health care and...

Published on 17 Apr 2017 Written by Lynne Barker Posted in Advocacy and policy

In preparation for its Day at the Legislature on April 25, USGBC Nevada has laid out its policy priorities for the 79th Session, and your help is needed. The most urgent issues are utility incentives for improved energy...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

UN Habitat recently released the report Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking. Given the potential for the...

Published on 31 Mar 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

As soon as today, the Montana State Senate is expected to consider SB 330, legislation that would authorize Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. If enacted, the bill would allow...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is launching a new series of articles highlighting the latest news on green homes and residential buildings. We’ll be covering a range of topics, including the business case for green construction, policy research and finance developments in green low-income, affordable and market-...

Published on 21 Mar 2017 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

After weeks of media reports and conjecture about the direction and funding for federal agencies, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its plan for the proposed 2018...

Published on 17 Mar 2017 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

Join USGBC Ohio as it hosts "Statehouse Day" at the Ohio Statehouse on Tues., April 25, 2017. This is an opportunity to meet with key state legislators to introduce them...

Published on 16 Mar 2017 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 9, more than 30 USGBC Minnesota architects, contractors, LEED professionals and community leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to stress the importance...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 6, USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board members and supporting USGBC staff met with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Governor Terry Branstad to advocate for the implementation...

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