Public policies available in USGBC's new Public Policy Library
Starting today, you can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States in the new USGBC Public Policy Library.
The library, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and local levels that incentivize, require or otherwise promote green building measures — including LEED.
USGBC has curated incentives and directives that incorporate LEED or key green building elements. The USGBC also has included selected policies (e.g., significant building energy efficiency tax incentives and energy benchmarking policies) that are of particular relevance to USGBC’s work and that of the sustainable building community. Such additional policies are included to the extent that the USGBC is aware of them and gauge them to be of general interest.
Users can filter policies by type (e.g., requirement, incentive), government level and jurisdiction. They may also search by keyword.
USGBC officials said the library is an effective tool for professionals in the green building industry and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the green building policy landscape across the country or in a specific state or locality.
The library will be updated regularly with the latest information on new, amended or elapsed policies, the organization said. The database is not exhaustive, given its scope and the many policies in effect.
The USGBC asks users to help it keep the database stay as fresh and current as possible. Officials ask that relevant policies not included or those needing updates to notify the organization by completing this form online or by emailing USGBC.
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