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Advocacy and policy

June 2011

Published on June 10, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee continued its efforts to craft energy legislation that can gain bipartisan support in the Senate by hearing testimony on key green building and efficiency legislation.

The panel heard from leading private sector and government witnesses regarding S. 963, the "Reducing Federal Energy...

Published on June 7, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

In my last post I gave a very simple answer to the question, "How stringent should a first-ever model green construction code be?" In sum, the answer is that it should be above current code (but not too far), fully recognizing that these...

Published on June 6, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

A few weeks ago USGBC, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Real Estate Roundtable, spearheaded the development of a letter sent to several key Senators on proposed changes to the tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial facilities, as put...