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
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
"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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