VP & POTUS in agreement: "We must have infrastructure in place that is capable of sustaining growth."

VP & POTUS in agreement: "We must have infrastructure in place that is capable of sustaining growth."

usgbc.org 30 Jan '15, 5pm

“Ninety percent of the United States’ real GDP originates in cities,” Vice President Biden remarked in his address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting luncheon this past Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The Vice President went on to stress the link between cities and the important task of modernizing America’s infrastructure in his speech, echoing up a key theme of President Obama’s recent State of the Union address. In its latest Global Competitiveness Report , the World Economic Forum ranked the U.S. 12th in overall infrastructure and 16th in infrastructure quality. Yet, the U.S. ranked 3rd overall in global competitiveness behind on...

Fareham #Passivhaus housing set to be built by @InterserveNews /via @PassivhausTrust

passivhaustrust.org.uk 30 Jan '15, 1pm

In addition to providing much needed rented homes, the ‘trial’ Passivhaus project aims to showcase the merits of building to the rigorous Sta...

Wisconsin leads the world with the 1st certified LEED v4 O&M: Schools project @mygreenschools h…

centerforgreenschools.org 30 Jan '15, 2pm

By Emma Arnold U.S. Green Building Council On Nov. 7, 2014, Maple Dale School in Fox Point, Wisconsin made history. The school was the first ...

Implementing Streetcars: Atlanta Lessons "Lesson 1: Streetcars are community builders." I can th…

The streetcar fits a unique niche in our transportation system different from bus or light rail. It’s often described as an extension of the ...

We asked, they answered: QLD LNP and Labor responses to @gbcaus call for commitment to sustainabi...

gbca.org.au 30 Jan '15, 6am

In the lead-up to the Queensland state election, the GBCA asked the political parties to outline their response to our three advocacy priorit...

McDonald’s Study Explores Idea of a Net Zero Energy Quick Service Restaurant

newbuildings.org 30 Jan '15, 3pm

A study prepared by Rocky Mountain Institute, Fisher Nickel, Inc. and New Buildings Institute...

Keep Your Green Home Safe, Sound – and Dry!

greenbuildingelements.com 30 Jan '15, 2pm

As a concerned homeowner, you may be wondering what caused your basement to leak in the first...

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