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Published on 20 Apr 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

In this first installment of USGBC's new California Policy Corner series, see what we are doing to work with state and local government to accelerate the uptake of healthy, efficient, low-impact buildings.

While the President and Congress battle over budgets, health care and...

Published on 17 Apr 2017 Written by Lynne Barker Posted in Advocacy and policy

In preparation for its Day at the Legislature on April 25, USGBC Nevada has laid out its policy priorities for the 79th Session, and your help is needed. The most urgent issues are utility incentives for improved energy...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

UN Habitat recently released the report Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking. Given the potential for the...

Published on 31 Mar 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

As soon as today, the Montana State Senate is expected to consider SB 330, legislation that would authorize Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. If enacted, the bill would allow...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is launching a new series of articles highlighting the latest news on green homes and residential buildings. We’ll be covering a range of topics, including the business case for green construction, policy research and finance developments in green low-income, affordable and market-...

Published on 21 Mar 2017 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

After weeks of media reports and conjecture about the direction and funding for federal agencies, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its plan for the proposed 2018...

Published on 17 Mar 2017 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

Join USGBC Ohio as it hosts "Statehouse Day" at the Ohio Statehouse on Tues., April 25, 2017. This is an opportunity to meet with key state legislators to introduce them...

Published on 16 Mar 2017 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 9, more than 30 USGBC Minnesota architects, contractors, LEED professionals and community leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to stress the importance...

Published on 10 Mar 2017 Written by Kate Revuax Posted in Advocacy and policy

On March 6, USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board members and supporting USGBC staff met with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Governor Terry Branstad to advocate for the implementation...

Published on 08 Mar 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Advocacy and policy

Join USGBC for a cross-sector dialogue on energy efficiency solutions at the 2017 Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C., this spring. USGBC is an...

Published on 28 Feb 2017 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

The USGBC Indiana Market Leadership Advisory Board would like to alert its members to an advocacy opportunity: Oppose a proposed bill that would reduce solar panel incentives. Indiana...

Published on 09 Feb 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

As a member of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), USGBC is pleased to announce the BCSE’s release of the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook...

Published on 03 Feb 2017 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

With the new administration taking shape, the future form of the much-debated Clean Power Plan is unclear, though change is certain. However, there are still many opportunities for...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Starting today, you can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States in the new USGBC Public Policy Library. The library is an interactive platform that shares details...

Published on 11 Jan 2017 Written by John Dalzell Posted in Advocacy and policy

In 2007, as green building practices continued to grow as a viable tool for reducing the environmental impacts of buildings, Boston made an unprecedented commitment to urban sustainability by enacting ...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Advocacy and policy

Next time you take a walk around your city, look around. Is there green infrastructure near you? If not, there might be soon! Green infrastructure is becoming a more widely adopted strategy for addressing city challenges and goals.

In addition to taking root in climate action planning,...

Published on 04 Jan 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

December was a big month for building efficiency in U.S. cities. The cities of Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver have adopted policies that double down on the power of information through building energy and water benchmarking.

As with setting successful New Year’s resolutions, you...

Published on 21 Dec 2016 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

This article was co-authored by Katharine Burgess, Director, Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, and Cooper Martin, Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, ...

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