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Advocacy and policy

September 2011

Published on September 29, 2011 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Advocacy and policy

With today's announcement from Secretary Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has finalized the criteria for the Green Ribbon Schools program and is inviting schools to participate in this landmark initiative. This program is truly the biggest thing...

Published on September 26, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

If you've followed the development of the International Green Construction Code, you'd know that the code's coverage of low-rise residential buildings has been knocked around like a punching bag. First it was in. But since it was incorporated by reference and the development committee couldn't touch it, the residential content meshed neither...

Published on September 15, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

While many in the green schools movement have been focusing on President Obama's "American Jobs Act" that would allocate $25...

Published on September 12, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC has thrown its support behind the latest legislation effort to revive Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE.

H.R. 2599, the PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), directs the...

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