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

Green Building United Policy and Advocacy Committee

This member-only committee of diverse professionals meets monthly to advocate for policy and legislation that advances a sustainable and healthy built environment.

Activities include:

  • Educating elected officials and staff on green building priorities through in-district meetings and lobby days
  • Providing testimony during committee hearings
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on draft legislation and policy  
  • Signing and circulating letters of support for legislation and policy
  • Assisting with research and draft educational one-pagers
  • Sharing legislative and policy updates with networks 

Policy & Advocacy Committee Volunteers

Will Agate | Lisa Conway | Scott Compton | Amy Cornelius
Jay Dennis | Kit Elsworth | Don Haas | Elizabeth Hahn | Brandon Hassell | Mike Heaney | David Hincher | Michelle Jordan | Michael Jouaneh | Jim Kerr | David Lemons | Ariella Maron | Joe Parisi | Daeen Salam | David Salamon | Yogesh Saoji | Christian Saveoz | Kristen Suzda | Bahareh van Boekhold | Lindsey Walaski  | Natalie Walker | Jenn Wampler | Howard Ways 

Blogs

The latest on our legislative efforts and opportunities for engagement

Publications

In-house fact sheets and reports

External News

Coverage of Green Building United in regional news publications

Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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