Green Policy

How Trump's Potential Budget Cuts to the EPA Could Affect the Building Industry
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How Trump's Potential Budget Cuts to the EPA Could Affect the Building Industry

The administration is eyeing a 24 percent reduction in the Environmental... More

Architects Advocate Write Open Letter to Trump
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Architects Advocate Write Open Letter to Trump

The grassroots coalition asks the president-elect to take action on mitigating the... More

Singapore’s ‘SkyLab’ Building Testing Facility Opens
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Singapore’s ‘SkyLab’ Building Testing Facility Opens

The partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California,... More

Why Cities Need Sustainable Strategies
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Why Cities Need Sustainable Strategies

One year after the AIA’s Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan, new growth... More

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New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for USGBC's LEED System New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for USGBC's LEED System

A nationwide survey concluded that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats endorse the use of the LEED rating system in buildings. More

DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings
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DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings

The Green Building Initiative's web-based certification system joins the U.S.... More

LEED and Building Rating Policies States Map
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LEED and Building Rating Policies States Map

Under pressure from industry, some states are turning against using LEED as a... More

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Certified Legal Certified Legal

Spelling out the letter of the law regarding sustainable design. More

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2011 Evergreen Awards Perspective Winner 2011 Evergreen Awards Perspective Winner

William Browning of Terrapin Bright Green. More

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energy bill could create 270,000 construction jobs

According to a recent study conducted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) , enacting the "American Clean Energy Security Act," H.R. 2454, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill, could create as many as 270,000 jobs in the design and construction industry. More

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