May 2011 archive | U.S. Green Building Council
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Advocacy and policy

May 2011

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

With the backdrop of USGBC's eighth annual Government Summit, Senator Tom Carper (DE) announced the introduction of the Reducing Federal Energy Dollars Act of 2011, which aims to improve the operations of owned and leased federal buildings.

"Given the tremendous budget challenges we face, we need to look at every nook and cranny of the...

Published on May 10, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

When Governor Martin O'Malley signed MD HB 972 into law today, Maryland took a critical step toward completing the backbone of the green building policy puzzle...

Published on May 9, 2011 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

I am doubly blessed and privileged to have both a green job and a globally focused role at USGBC. The increasingly world-wide green building community is making the planet feel a lot smaller and more hospitable these days to those committed to the mission of USGBC and like-minded groups. A trip I took to New Zealand and Australia last month...

Published on May 2, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

The green building code conversation has gathered some impressive momentum since last year's joint release of the International Green Construction Code and Standard 189.1. A handful of jurisdictions have already committed to study how they might implement this set of...