30 Mar '17, 2pm

#GreenBuilding news and update: #Energy and Building Programs Brace for Trump Budget

#GreenBuilding news and update: #Energy and Building Programs Brace for Trump Budget

A long list of federal programs that promote advanced building techniques, renewable energy, and energy efficiency would see less money under President Trump's budget proposal, but important details on how the budget would affect a number of popular projects are still unknown. In general terms, the budget proposal seeks to increase defense spending by $54 billion in the 2018 budget year, which begins on October 1. To balance those spending hikes, a number of other programs would see deep budget cuts, including the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Published reports peg DOE United States Department of Energy. cutbacks at $3 billion, a 25% reduction in the $12 billion in discretionary spending that the department now has. Among the programs that DOE now pays for are the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and its Building Techn...

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