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March 2011

Published on March 11, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Wednesday, the United States Senate failed to break a stalemate on dueling proposals to fund operations of the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate, largely on party lines...

Published on March 9, 2011 Written by Hope Lobkowicz Posted in Advocacy and policy

DOE and NREL: Zero Energy Building with Zero Added Costs? That's what I call Global Leadership. Now Let's Keep it Up.

On Thursday and Friday of last week, member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group got together to discuss the state of...

Published on March 4, 2011 Written by Aaron Lande Posted in LEED

The LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system has been out in the marketplace and available to developers for several months now. With its release, interest continues to grow, both among local governments seeking a tool to achieve sustainability goals; and...

Published on March 1, 2011 Written by Hope Lobkowicz Posted in Advocacy and policy

What if you were told that the United Nations, scientists, and economists had already identified the biggest opportunity for greenhouse gas emission reductions? That the key strategies for pursuing that opportunity were also the least costly to society?

And finally—what if these greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies worked in...