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Advocacy and policy

January 2013

Published on January 31, 2013 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
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Chair of Senate Public Works Committee Sends a Strong Signal by Introducing Federal Building Efficiency Bill

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a strong message about the committee’s focus by introducing several...

Published on January 29, 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
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What’s better about a brand new year than top 10 lists? There’s already been a 2012 top 10 list for scientific discoveries, for ...

Published on January 25, 2013 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy
The New York State Capitol in Albany. Credit: iStockphoto

Government leadership is the catalyst for creating a better built environment. By embracing LEED-based policies, or establishing energy efficiency goals for public buildings, governments provide pathways for the private sector to follow.

2012 saw a number of public green building laws enacted across America. A few examples include...

Published on January 24, 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Every day, green building professionals are on the forefront of designing and building a better world. Invariably, I see how their good work spills over into the policy arena. I work with advocates across the country to make sure their expert voice is heard by policymakers, and that we're all working together to put forth the best policies to...