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Advocacy and policy

March 2013

Published on March 22, 2013 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
Top (from left): Bryan Howard, Allison Anderson. Bottom (from left): Jeff Seabol

In growing numbers, USGBC chapters have been directly engaging with state legislatures to enhance their existing relationships and grow new relationships with their state elected leaders. Already this year, several chapters across the...

Published on March 7, 2013 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy
Texas State Capital, photo credit: Kumar Appaiah via Flikr

Higher performing, healthier LEED-Certified buildings are becoming the market norm, increasingly demanded by owners and tenants alike. Did policy play a role in this growth? At the state and local levels, the answer is 'yes.'

States and localities are embracing energy efficiency building policies, adopting rating systems like LEED for...

Published on March 4, 2013 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
USGBC's Congressional briefing panel on the Economic Benefits of Efficient, High

“The business case for building green has already been proven,” said Jim Allen, the CEO of the Sloan Valve Company, at a Congressional briefing last week showcasing how businesses benefit from green building.

The briefing, sponsored by Congressman Cory Gardner (R-Co) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), allowed business leaders like...