USGBC Indiana holds second annual Day at the Statehouse | U.S. Green Building Council
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USGBC Indiana spent a day of advocacy at the Statehouse.

On January 22, USGBC Indiana held its second annual Day at the Statehouse.

Making headway on green legislation

Community members participated in a lively discussion over lunch on current legislation being considered for the Indiana general assembly. AIA Executive Director Jason Shelly supported the discussion with timely updates on bills, and members then had a one-on-one conversation with Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) at the Statehouse. This unique opportunity to hear about the inner workings of the assembly was very beneficial. We also heard about Hamilton's current bill (HB 1219) relating to harmful chemicals in flame retardant materials, as well as other issues.

The day concluded with our members speaking to their senators and representatives about current bills. Significant headway was made on our long-term goal of ensuring Indiana bases its codes on model building codes that are kept up to date. This focus advances our mission to establish that Indiana require energy-efficient commercial and residential buildings. This is a concern right now, because there is a push to erode the current codes.

We will strive to keep our membership updated on current legislation. If you have updates on local or state legislation efforts, please contact us.

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