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Advocacy and policy

September 2012

Published on September 19, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

This past Monday, Sept. 17, a chorus of voices from around the world spoke out in support of “Green Buildings for Great Communities,” the theme of this year’s World Green Building Week, hosted by World Green Building Council....

Published on September 11, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy
Source: Serge Melki, via Flickr

I’m thinking of a Federal building. It is the third oldest federal building in our Nation’s capital. It houses the Federal department in charge of promoting economic growth. And, thanks to a green retrofit, it saves American taxpayers $3.5 million every year.

It is the Treasury Building...

Published on September 7, 2012 Written by Jessie Andrews Posted in Advocacy and policy
USGBC's Charlotte Region Chapter worked with partners to build "Legacy House"

As host cities for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. were gathering spots for the nation’s political elite – both being a mecca for U.S. policy-makers. For USGBC chapters in these areas, this was a prime opportunity to educate and engage policy-makers on...