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79% Republicans, 89% Democrats

79% Republicans, 89% Democrats

Support increases with knowledge of LEED’s positive impact on job creation and cost savings WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll released today. The nationwide poll found that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings. The poll also found that a strong majority supports the criteria LEED uses to determine a building’s sustainability, including saving money through energy and water efficiency and creating jobs. “Americans on both sides of the aisle strongly support the increased efficiency and cost savings that result from implementing LEED,” said Taryn Holowka, senior vice president, Marketing, Communications & Advocacy, USGBC. “This poll highlights the great public demand for the c...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-poll-shows-strong-bipar...

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