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November 2011

Published on November 15, 2011 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Role of Energy Efficiency

Now that I have your attention, I will admit that this metaphor is not an original of my own, but rather a provocative and common sense remark made by Peter Molinaro, Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs at the Dow Chemical Company, during a Capitol Hill briefing yesterday on energy...

Published on November 8, 2011 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Oct. 31, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Council Brasil submitted a joint position paper on sustainability in the built environment for consideration of governments around the world and the U.N. governing body heading up next year's UN Conference on Sustainable Development,...

Published on November 7, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
Eisenberg advocates for a light straw clay construction appendix

Just yesterday, the International Code Council's membership of code officials put the final touches on the 2012 version of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). For David Eisenberg – Executive Director of the Development Center for Appropriate Technology (...