Virginia leaders stay committed to the Paris Climate Agreement | U.S. Green Building Council
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Communities and leaders in Virginia are committed to fighting climate change.

Local and state leaders across Virginia are continuing to commit support for the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement.

This July, AIA Virginia released a statement reaffirming its support for “policies, programs, and incentives that encourage energy conservation in the built environment.” The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC), of which USGBC is a member, notes that the Commonwealth of Virginia; the mayors of Alexandria, Charlottesville and Richmond; and the chair of the Arlington County Board have all signed on to the We Are Still In open letter, expressing their intention to remain engaged with the international community to combat global warming. Other signatories in Virginia include members of the business community and several universities.

USGBC supports the efforts of VAEEC to bring more energy-efficient policies to the state. The USGBC Greater Virginia community recently highlighted several local governments taking a leadership role in providing sustainability incentives.

In addition, USGBC is a signatory in the We Are Still In open letter, and encourages its members to continue to drive innovation in sustainable building. With tools like Arc to more comprehensively track buildings' carbon emissions, building designers, owners and developers can make smarter choices to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for all.

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