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USGBC Offers Resources for Governments to Save Energy and Money by Building Green
May 14, 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released "Top 10 Ways to Use Recovery Funds for Green Building." The document is designed to help state and local governments nationwide take advantage of the economic recovery opportunities presented by green building.

From investing in green schools and home energy retrofit programs to creating a revolving loan fund, this list can be used by governments from small towns to metropolitan cities and counties as well as state governments looking to make the best use of federal economic recovery funding.

"A strong economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. Governments and business alike have recognized that the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social sustainability is the key to thriving and prospering today and into the future," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer and founding chair, USGBC. "Smart use of federal economic stimulus funding by improving the efficiency of our existing building stock as well as our new buildings and communities will create green jobs that save energy, water and taxpayer money."

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