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November 2011

Published on November 18, 2011 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC's 79 volunteer-based chapters are consistently finding new and exciting ways to elevate green building practices and programs. Today, I'll spotlight two chapters, whose creative and proactive advocacy initiatives advance the green building conversation and serve as great examples of how USGBC chapters are advocating for more responsible...

Published on November 17, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a movement, we knew we had come a long way when President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative in February, establishing the goal of slashing energy consumption in commercial buildings 20 percent by 2020. Groups like USGBC, the ...

Published on November 15, 2011 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

It seems like we only just made it through back-to-school season at the Center for Green Schools and now the holidays are right around the corner. With USGBC’s annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo under our belt, the Center team is hard at work on many upcoming initiatives to...

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...

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