Obama Makes Federal Green Building Policy A Centerpiece Of Economic Plan

Change.gov, Obama's transition site, had a message from the President-Elect today about his plan for economic recovery. Top of his list was greening federal building stock:

First, we will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy-efficient. Our government now pays the highest energy bill in the world. We need to change that. We need to upgrade our federal buildings by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs. That won't just save you, the American taxpayer, billions of dollars each year. It will put people back to work.

Interesting that green building infrastructure for the federal government is the first component in Obama's plan.

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The Green Decoder - December 6, 2008 11:45 PM

Interesting to hear this. Obama should talk to the folks at Lipscomb University. They are on schedule to green every building on their campus over the next decade. I saw their most recent renovation this week up for LEED certification and it was impressive. They are forward thinking, out of the box and know how to find the most cost efficient way to upgrade, not the most expensive (status quo for the government).

RV Carey - January 16, 2009 5:18 PM

My company does residential and commercial renovation projects. We have done several projects in the District of Columbia. Who can we contact to do work on these Federal Buildings?

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