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Green building advocacy successes in 2017 | U.S. Green Building Council

The year 2017 brought many state and local advocacy successes, and USGBC thanks our members, partners and volunteers across the United States who made them all possible. There are many great examples to choose from, too many to share in one article, but here are just a few highlights of our gains in 2017: In Ohio , we celebrated the 300th LEED -certified K–12 public school in the state. Members also worked with the cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati to renew their tax abatement policies for green homebuilding that have driven the development of many LEED for Homes projects. We brought Greenbuild 2017 to Massachusetts with welcoming remarks from Governor Baker, who boasted the state’s many green building accomplishments . In New Mexico , we published a new policy case study on the New Mexico Sustainable Buildings Tax Credit —an initiative that we hope to replicate elsewhere...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-advocacy-su...

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