Making a Federal Case for Greener Buildings

Published by EC&M: A move by the Biden administration to start the long process of electrifying federal buildings could be a watershed moment in the drive to reduce the carbon footprint of a top source of greenhouse gas emissions. In the view of New Buildings Institute, the Portland, Ore., group that’s a leading advocate for green, energy-efficient buildings, the federal government’s move could be consequential. Alexi Miller, NBI acting director of building innovation, tells EC&M that it could be transformative from the perspective of sending signals that will be read by businesses, market participants and policymakers.

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