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Growth in Employees and Demand for Green Construction
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Growth in Employees and Demand for Green Construction

The number of construction employees working in green goods and services has... More

New Executive Actions Call For Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy
EPA and Freddie Mac Take On Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings
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EPA and Freddie Mac Take On Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings

In a formal agreement, the two entities seek to influence lending practices to... More

"The Debate is Settled. Climate Change is a Fact."
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"The Debate is Settled. Climate Change is a Fact."

President Barack Obama takes on climate change as a key talking point of his State... More

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U.S. Carbon Emissions Rose in 2013. How Are Your Buildings and Neighborhoods Doing?

The country's carbon emissions rose 2 percent in 2013. How do our buildings factor into this? More

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The Department of Defense's Ban on LEED Spending is Lifted

USGBC had a good reason to ring in 2014: Just before the new year, President Barack Obama lifted the Department of Defense's ban on spending for LEED Gold and Platinum certifications. More

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Obama Takes on Climate Change. How Does it Affect You?

President Barack Obama took a stance on climate change in a speech at Georgetown University today. We highlight what the National Climate Action Plan may mean for green building professionals. More

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House of Representatives Restricts Spending on Fossil-Fuel Reductions

Energy and water bill moves forward, restricting spending in fiscal year 2013 to reduce government buildings’ use of fossil fuels. More

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House of Representatives Restricts Spending on Fossil-Fuel Reductions

Energy and water bill moves forward, restricting spending in fiscal year 2013 to reduce government buildings’ use of fossil fuels. More

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President Obama Pushes for $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades

President Obama announces investments of a total of $4 billion toward building energy upgrades under the administration’s Better Buildings Initiative. More

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