Policy & Advocacy

Green Building United approaches state and local policy efforts with an understanding that buildings are the primary driver of climate change in our region and by far the best opportunity to mitigate and to adapt to future climate impacts.

To dramatically reduce climate and environmental impacts from buildings and sites, while improving occupant health and comfort and lowering operating costs, Green Building United focuses on the following priority issue areas.

Progress under each of these issue areas advances the goal of a sustainable, healthy, and resilient built environment for all.

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Priority Issue Areas

  • Improve building performance and educate consumers in order to reduce energy use and cut costs
  • Update and enforce building codes to create a safer and more efficient built environment
  • Promote above-code building standards and practices, especially where it connects to affordability and improved health outcomes 
  • Advance green stormwater infrastructure to improve climate resilience

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2017 Year In Review

Learn about's Green Building United's legislative victories and programmatic accomplishments throughout 2017.

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