15 Sep '11, 12pm

Are We Missing the Green Buildings Deal of a Lifetime?

Are We Missing the Green Buildings Deal of a Lifetime?

It's not often that a $12 million investment in research can significantly advance a $60 billion market, and even rarer that anyone given a choice would decide to scrap it. But that's exactly what's happening with the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), an important but otherwise obscure issue that I'm happy Leanne Tobias brought to light last month . As a result of Congressional funding priorities, it looks like both regulators and building professionals may be stranded with outdated information, hampering green building efforts across the country. If you look at the market activity a new CBECS would unleash, it may be the deal of a lifetime in terms of ROI. But with Congressional inaction threatening one of the bright spots in an otherwise tough construction market, it's worth considering how the green building industry could move forward without Congr...

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