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Through its State Energy Program, the DOE awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories.
Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.
The release of this report comes on the heels of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) review of the 2010 report and calls for additional coordination between federal agencies in funding projects with green building criteria.
In 2009, projects certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M surpassed those certified under its new construction counterpart on an annual basis, a trend that continued in 2010 and 2011.
Cohesive automation approaches are sparking energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.
President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.