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What does green building have to do with the @EPA Clean Power Plan? A lot. So #USGBC weighed in.

What does green building have to do with the @EPA Clean Power Plan? A lot. So #USGBC weighed in.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s comments to EPA supported giving states flexibility to craft compliance approaches, using some or all of the four building blocks, particularly efficiency and renewable energy as measures to reduce emissions from fossil fuel power plants. USGBC’s comments also emphasized that green building and above-code certification such as LEED and ENERGY STAR are key tools available to states and utilities to achieve efficiency (and onsite renewable energy generation). LEED can fit into state plans in a variety of ways, including state leadership-by-example policies, incentivizing private development, via a trading facility, or utility-run programs. For example, a state could adopt or expand a policy for government buildings (including retrofits) to be LEED Silver; provide tax incentives for private sector to certify to LEED; and allow utilities to us...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/what-does-green-building-ha...

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