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Published on 05 Sep 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Recently, USGBC joined a panel of experts to discuss energy resilience at the Better Buildings Summit and Energy Exchange, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy...

Published on 20 Aug 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

During the week of September 12–14, join USGBC as leaders from around the globe convene in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The summit showcases actions states, regions, cities, governments, investors and civil...

Published on 26 Jul 2018 Written by Charu Srivastava Posted in Advocacy and policy

Feature image: Chris Pyke presents during the Energy and Health Nexus session.

USGBC participated in the National Institute of Health (NIH) annual Health in Building...

Published on 17 Jul 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Regional C-PACE Toolkit has been released by the Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance (MAPA). This resource was developed to assist local governments and stakeholders in encouraging the development and growth of C-PACE programs in the...

Published on 16 Jul 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

At USGBC, we continue to increase our engagement on resilience and to show how it goes hand and hand with sustainability and green building practices. We have worked hard to highlight how our...

Published on 11 Jul 2018 Written by Caleb Stratton Posted in Advocacy and policy

To recover from the destruction caused from Hurricane Sandy, we in Hoboken, New Jersey, recognized that coordination with state and federal government entities was essential. Recovering from such an unprecedented storm meant that Hoboken needed to ensure any rebuilding efforts would be stronger...

Published on 10 Jul 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

On July 11, you can learn more about the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in a special webinar for cities.

C40 and the...

Published on 03 Jul 2018 Written by Caleb Stratton Posted in Advocacy and policy

One of the most iconic images from Superstorm Sandy captured a fleet of New York City taxis parked in Hoboken, New Jersey, submerged in saltwater, sewage and oil. As the waters receded, we came to understand that there would be long-lasting economic and social impacts associated with this...

Published on 27 Jun 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Advocacy and policy
Published on 26 Jun 2018 Written by Nika Hosseini Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last month, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 2800) to the Senate for consideration. The Act, which focuses on water...

Published on 20 Jun 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

The weather is warm, and we have new research that is hot off the presses. This second quarterly roundup notes USGBC’s newly released case study on Cincinnati’s successful residential tax abatement program, a report on how energy efficiency and rooftop solar can benefit affordable...

Published on 14 Jun 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

On September 11, leaders from around the globe will convene in San Francisco for the three-day Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which showcases actions states, regions, cities, governments, investors and civil society have...

Published on 06 Jun 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

The global effects of climate change are forecast to have an increasing economic impact on states and cities across the U.S. Two impacts in particular, rising sea levels and increasing heat, are becoming the key economic risks for many cities—and drive heightened discussion on the ability...

Published on 31 May 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC is working with WRI, WRI Mexico, and SUMe to host a one-day...

Published on 24 May 2018 Written by Heather Rosenberg Posted in Advocacy and policy

Without consideration of climate change, our development patterns continue to put more people in risky places—often desirable locales alongside rivers, in big-sky desert country and even on the edges of volcanoes. Unfortunately, a changing climate means we can expect natural disasters to...

Published on 21 May 2018 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Although the City of Cincinnati’s strong commitment to sustainable building practices may come as a surprise to an outsider, to a resident of the city, it is no secret that they are leading the charge in green building development.

In the new...

Published on 16 May 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 calls for governments, nonprofits, private sector actors and the public to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The effects of climate...

Published on 10 May 2018 Written by Mathew Sanders Posted in Advocacy and policy

Louisiana is a disaster-prone state. The state’s Office of Community Development (OCD) manages a federally funded long-term recovery portfolio that will soon exceed $17 billion, stemming from hurricanes...

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