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December 2012

Published on December 19, 2012 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy
Sen. John Kerry. Photo credit: cliff1066™ via Flickr

Most pieces of legislation start with a series of customary “findings.” But the findings section of the Strengthening The Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act of 2012 reads like a biblical warning.

It points out that:...

Published on December 18, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

Advancing research on undersea alternative energy sources, promoting renewable energy generation, supporting habitat conservation and the protection of endangered species and vulnerable ecosystems—this is just a short list of some of the seminal environmental efforts and policies that Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s supported over his 58 years of...

Published on December 17, 2012 Written by Emily Kirk Willson Posted in LEED
1101 17th St. NW, part of Vornado Realty Trust's Washington, D.C., portfolio.

Vornado Realty Trust, one of the largest owners and managers of commercial real estate in the United States, recently achieved LEED certification at 30 properties in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. Through USGBC’s LEED Volume Program...

Published on December 17, 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in LEED

FACT: LEED-certified schools are designed to save energy, water and money. The operations and maintenance of a building are critical components to ensuring ongoing building performance.

Whether it’s a school, a data center or an office building, proper operation and maintenance of any green building is critical to ensure...

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