Five Billion SF of Green Building PlannedBy
The USGBC announced at Paris conference a global commitment to reach five billion sf of green buildings in five years.
PARIS—The U.S. Green Building Council plans to commit to scaling green buildings to more than five billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. The council’s commitment was made Thursday atBuildings Day, an official event at the United Nationsclimate negotiations conference known as COP21.
“As we gather around the imperatives to address climate change at COP21, we know that buildings must continue be a key focus area for countries to reach carbon emissions reduction goals,” said Roger Platt, president, USGBC. “By encouraging the use of green building rating systems like LEED and EDGE in both the public and private sectors, countries can log immediate and measurable reductions of these emissions as their building stock uses less energy and water, creates less waste, saves money and creates a healthier environment for everyone.”…
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