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U.S. Conference of Mayors commended for renewing green building commitment
By Shane Henson, July 8, 2013—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) received kudos from two major sustainability organizations this month for passing a slate of sustainability resolutions that renew its commitment to local green building and clean energy efforts designed to help spur economic savings and protect the environment.
"Once again, mayors are showing courage and leadership by embracing a strong sustainability and green building policy agenda that helps communities save money, save energy and create jobs," said Jason Hartke, vice president of national policy of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which publicly commended the USCM along with the American Institute of Architects. "As the first responders on the frontlines in the battle to combat climate change, they are seeking out effective solutions and smart public policy that will help strengthen their local economies."
The 10 measures passed include the support of resilient communities, stronger building energy codes, Tiger grants and improving infrastructure. The resolutions represent a powerful endorsement of support for implementing a sound sustainability agenda and were strongly supported and encouraged by AIA and USGBC, which are working together to advance local green building policy as part of their six-year strategic alliance, the organizations say.
The resolutions that passed this week include: