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With Obama's feet back under the White House desk, US-GBC's @MaggieComstock looks at green building in his 2nd term

With Obama's feet back under the White House desk, US-GBC's @MaggieComstock looks at green building in his 2nd term

With President Obama winning reelection, what are the implications and opportunities for the green building industry? A second term for President Obama will likely produce a continuation of his existing energy-related policies. One important program for green building was the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, a program aimed to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings throughout the country. An offshoot of the Initiative, the Better Buildings Challenge, supports commercial and industrial building owners in reducing their energy consumption through technical assistance and best practices. Cities have also embraced the challenge and are working to pave the way for deep commercial energy retrofits. Two billion square feet of commercial space has already committed to participating, including over 300 manufacturing facilities. The Challenge to-date has mobi...

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