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Advocacy and policy

March 2014

Published on March 7, 2014 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the House of Representatives took a major step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. This bipartisan bill cleared the House on a vote of 375-36.

The legislation includes most of the ...

Published on March 5, 2014 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is working with policymakers to advance sound resiliency programs and policies so communities can better implement strategies to prevent and mitigate disasters to the extent possible, implement plans for the inevitable events to come, and provide the appropriate tools and resources to rebound smarter, greener and better.


Published on March 5, 2014 Written by Christina Kuo Posted in Advocacy and policy

How do you stay warm in the cold Iowa winter? Pick up the PACE — Property Assessed Clean Energy that is!

That is just what the USGBC Iowa Chapter is doing, leading the charge on PACE as its main advocacy effort.

Cecilia Shutters and I certainly stayed...

Published on March 3, 2014 Written by Christina Kuo Posted in Advocacy and policy

A lot of firsthand accounts have already been written about the snowstorm that brought Atlanta to a standstill at the end of January. So I won’t go into detail about the amount of time we spent in our hotel lobby commiserating with other stranded travelers. Our experience was a mild inconvenience compared to the horror stories that...