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Skanska USA Drops U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership Over Anti-LEED Lobbying Skanska USA Drops U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership Over Anti-LEED Lobbying

With strong words against the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition, Skanska USA resigns its membership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest of the organization's backing of lobbying efforts against the use of  LEED in federal projects. Will other members follow? Read more

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Obama Takes on Climate Change. How Does it Affect You?

President Barack Obama took a stance on climate change in a speech at Georgetown University today. We highlight what the National Climate Action Plan may mean for green building professionals. Read more

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USGBC Fact Checks USA Today

In round four of the back and forth between USA Today and the USGBC over the on-going series on the green-building organization and LEED, USGBC vice president of LEED technical development Brendan Owens weighs in. Read more

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Extension of Tax Deduction for Retrofitting Commercial Buildings Introduced in Senate Extension of Tax Deduction for Retrofitting Commercial Buildings Introduced in Senate

The Commercial Building Modernization Act reforms and extends the tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial and multifamily buildings. Read more

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