23 Aug '11, 12pm

USGBC Tallies Up Green Building Policy Gains Across US

USGBC Tallies Up Green Building Policy Gains Across US

Lawmakers in Connecticut laid the groundwork for the country's first state-managed green bank, which would provide low-interest loans for green power and energy efficiency projects. Florida legislators passed two bills that recognize green building practices by affordable housing developers. And Montana's governor vetoed a bill that would have rolled back the state's building energy code. The moves were among the "30 wins" the U.S. Green Building Council counted in a mid-year review of the more than 400 state bills the organization is tracking this year. The group counted bills that passed as well as legislation that has not, but nevertheless advanced the discussion on energy efficiency and other aspects of green building, as progress. "Every year, many more bills die than get enacted, but good bills that do not advance should not be considered losses," the organization sa...

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