President Obama Says New Standards to Cut Greenhouse Emmissions “Don’t Sound All That Sexy”

On June 25th, at Georgetown University, President Obama spoke about global climate change and what his administration is doing to address it. He also announced new mandatory restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources. Today, about 40 percent of America’s carbon pollution comes from our power plants. But here’s the thing: Right now, there are

What is Your Opinion of the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification Program?

The federal government wants to know by April 8th.  According to the US General Services Administration, “federal agencies have been using green building certification systems since such systems were pilot tested in the late 1990s.” In 2006, five different green rating systems were evaluated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the US General Services Administration, resulting

2013 State of Our Schools Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC

"2013 State of Our Schools" Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Calls for Immediate Examination of America's School Facilities (via PR Newswire) Download image Report includes foreword from former President Bill Clinton and highlights $271 billion deficit to bring school facilities up to working order WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The