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Advocacy and policy

July 2011

Published on July 22, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week brought good news in the efforts to restart the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), a national survey that gathers statistical information on U.S. commercial buildings, at the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

CBECS, a survey that is not widely known outside of the building industry, has a huge impact...

Published on July 21, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

Today USGBC released a fact sheet on the principles for reforming the existing tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings, Section 179D, which have united the commercial building industry and environmental advocates in their push to create jobs and slash...

Published on July 19, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

As I mentioned in my last post, it's public review season for green building codes, standards and rating systems! Released in early 2010 as a fully-published...

Published on July 17, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee took the next step in advancing key building efficiency legislation by reporting favorably S. 1000, the "Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act," introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to the Senate.

The measure, which passed...

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