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Advocacy and policy

November 2012

Published on November 30, 2012 Written by Dan Geiger Posted in Advocacy and policy
Dan Geiger, USGBC-NCC & Phil Ting, City of SF. Credit: USGBC – Northern Ca

San Francisco, CA. I had the pleasure of participating in an important press conference today highlighting San Francisco’s continuing leadership in green building public policy.

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and Department of Environment Director Melanie Nutter announced the launch of “Green Labels” at a press...

Published on November 30, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) is underway in Doha, Qatar. Much is at stake this year yet to a great extent, the international media has fallen silent on the coverage of the negotiations.

The future of the Ad Hoc...

Published on November 29, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

An impressive collection of the building code glitterati gathered a couple of weeks ago for our inaugural Codes Summit at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. All together, more than 350 wonks, experts, specialists, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders participated in the summit...

Published on November 28, 2012 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is full of troublemakers, and that is a great thing.

Throughout this year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, attendees were empowered to make their voices heard. Hundreds lined up to send postcards to their elected representatives. Each postcard carried an...

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