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Advocacy and policy

July 2012

Published on July 31, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the dust settles from Rio+20, I finally have a moment to reflect upon the outcomes of the historic Earth Summit Conference. The non-committal nature of the Rio text was a surprise to no one, yet the identification of buildings as an important strategy for the development of sustainable cities and urban infrastructure was still a “win” for...

Published on July 26, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
Jeremy Sigmon, USGBC, discusses green buildings and resiliency with Mayor Dixson

I overheard a lot of scary things in the workshops and in the halls during last week’s 37th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The sessions I attended were worrisome, and the mere titles of some of the sessions I missed were downright frightening...

Published on July 25, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

July 25, 2012

Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini
U.S. General Services Administration
One Constitution Square
1275 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20417

Dear Acting Administrator Tangherlini,

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to be commended for its leadership in improving...

Published on July 20, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
L to R: Mason Statham of Yates Construction, Congressman Dold, Gary Holtzer of H

LEED for Business: No, it’s not a new rating system – but rather, the pulse of every LEED rating system. LEED has become an instrumental tool for businesses, from commercial construction companies to global financial firms to your favorite coffee shop. Forty-eight...