Green Buildings

Conference Call: Green Buildings

12/11/2009 - 1:00pm

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.

Multi-State Agenda: Green Buildings

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.