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September 2013

Published on September 25, 2013 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

After two weeks of deliberation, the Senate couldn’t advance this important bipartisan bill.

The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, commonly known as Shaheen-Portman (S....

Published on September 23, 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., delivered a major national address last Friday at the National Press Club, outlining a blueprint for local leaders to join together and implement solutions to build a more resilient America.

“The good news is that we have a movement and a call to action to engage mayors across the country...

Published on September 16, 2013 Written by Michael Peel Posted in Advocacy and policy

The USGBC Inland Empire Chapter (USGBC-IE) has been reaching out beyond architects, engineers and builders to low-income communities through its Sustainable and Healthy Community Initiative. This initiative aims to provide green building education and hands-on project experience to...

Published on September 12, 2013 Written by Katie Kaluzny Posted in Advocacy and policy

Breaking news: On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Chicago City Council passed the Energy Use Benchmarking and Disclosure Ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The new ordinance will provide another opportunity for Chicago building owners and tenants to learn about their energy use and work together to lower their costs. In addition, the...

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