Representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Association of Home Builders were among six witnesses that testified today at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector.”

The hearing is focusing on using energy efficiency measures to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution attributed to commercial and residential buildings.

AIA 2018 president Carl Elefante testified on behalf of AIA based on his background and expertise in sustainable and resilient design strategies and strong understanding of needed improvements to U.S. building codes to achieve climate goals in the built environment.

Elizabeth Beardsley, senior policy counsel for the USGBC shared research on the role the building sector needs to play in meeting climate goals and the steps Congress can take to support the industry’s decarbonization and adoption of green building practices.

Stay tuned to next week for our coverage of the hearing.

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