Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call on Friday December 11th at 1pm EST with experts and legislative leaders to discuss Green Buildings and Green Jobs, one of the policies included in PSN's 2010 Shared Multi-State Agenda. Lawmakers, advocates, and experts discussed how state and local governments can promote energy efficiency and good green jobs through
retrofitting existing buildings and homes, and developing new buildings based on national standards.
Implementing more robust, or strengthening, state green building
standards in new construction projects and renovations can help reduce
the impact buildings have on our environment. Green building or
sustainable building focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource
use — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on
human health and the environment during the building's life cycle,
through better design, construction, and operation.