Op-ed: It’s Time to Execute the Goals Set for Federal Buildings
USGBC's federal legislative director shares his thoughts on accelerating the pace of change.
Perhaps more than any other U.S. administration, President Joe Biden's has recognized the role that buildings play as both a contributing cause of and solution to the climate crisis.
The White House and other agencies have outlined ambitious goals for tackling the sector, starting with the federal government’s portfolio of more than 350,000 buildings. Shortly after taking office, Biden issued an executive order that calls for net zero emissions across the federal buildings portfolio by 2045, and the White House recently released the first-ever federal building performance standard focused on moving toward clean power for most building energy needs.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the General Services Administration are also busy implementing low-carbon, energy-efficient strategies for new construction and major renovation projects—with several billion dollars available to expedite the work from the Inflation Reduction Act and the bipartisan infrastructure law.
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