Green Government

The U.S. government started building green long before the private sector caught on. Saving money by saving energy was always important, but federal agencies took a much broader approach as far back as the mid-1990s: the Navy's first green-building policy also emphasized low-impact materials and indoor environmental quality. Today, federal law—in the form of the Guiding Principles for sustainable design, construction, and operations—gives features such as integrated design and water-quality protections equal status with energy performance. ----- Advertising ----- The current Congress is now backtracking. Lawmakers placed strict limits on LEED Gold and Platinum certification for military projects in December 2011, pending a cost-benefit report on LEED as well as ASHRAE's energy and building standards. The underlying assumption: if holistic building programs can't consistent...

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Green Government - Currents - Greensource Magazine

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