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Top 10 Green Building Bills

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) just announced what it thinks are the Top 10 GREEN bills. Here’s a quick rundown of all 10:
  1. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – More than $80 billion for new, green energy technology and energy efficient programs. This bill is now law. 
  2. The American Clean Energy and Security Act – provides funding for bringing existing structures up to code and reducing carbon emissions. HR 2454 
  3. The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act – HR 2187 – funding to bring public schools up to code. 
  4. The Expanding Building Efficiency Incentives Act – HR 4266 – Tax incentives for installing energy-efficient commercial building measures. 
  5. The Property Assessed Clean Energy Tax Benefits Act – HR 4155 - Finance initiatives for homeowners to install energy saving measures. 
  6. Act to Enhance Private Financing for Clean Energy Technology - HR 3836 – Allows private funding for implementation of renewable energy. 
  7. The Energy Efficiency Modernization Act – HR 4099 – Promotes energy efficiency for those in federal housing to improve resident affordability. 
  8. Water Accountability Tax Efficiency Reinvestment Act – HR 1908 – reduces water waste through tax incentives. 
  9. Livable Communities Act – (pending introduction) proposes $4 billion for sustainable initiatives, including housing, transportation and green energy efficiency. 
  10. Federal Personnel Training Act – (pending introduction) proposal to fund training on federal workers in green technology and green building techniques.


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