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February 2013

Published on February 28, 2013 Written by Heather Langford Posted in Advocacy and policy

Two years ago, USGBC had the crazy idea of bringing together both sides of the grid - utilities and technology solution providers AND owners and managers of LEED registered and certified buildings - with the end goal of increasing participation in Demand Response and Smart Grid programs.

And now there’s one more voice to add to the...

Published on February 27, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy
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I’m not an economist, but if I am trying to save money, I don’t stop depositing money into my savings account.

I’m not a CEO, but if I had a division of a business that was turning a profit with every dollar invested, I would probably look at ways to increase investment, not reduce it.

But the coming sequester will make arbitrary...

Published on February 27, 2013 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

In January 2013, the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo announced the results of the second year of reporting for its cap-and-trade program for commercial and industrial buildings. The innovative...

Published on February 26, 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
Looking up at the capitol dome in Des Moines, Iowa.

If you thought we had a lot to celebrate in 2012, just brace yourself for 2013. Green building advocates have already mobilized for policy action in South Carolina, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa and Colorado. I was fortunate...

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