Promising news for green building

December 19, 2009 at 4:13 am | Posted in Academics, General | 1 Comment

This past week at the Copenhagen climate talks I attended a presentation by U.S. Energy

U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu discusses the necessity to include buildings in a climate change solution at the UNFCCC conference in Copenhagen

Secretary (and Nobel prize in physics winner) Dr. Steven Chu.     His presentation focused on many types of green innovation being developed by the private sector and others supported by the Department of Energy and other segments of the government.   It was evident from his presentation some very promising news:

1) The U.S. government considers green buildings as an essential part of a solution to climate change, energy independence, and economic growth through green jobs


2) Significant and market-ready innovations will be rolling out in the next one to two years; particularly in the area of solar PV and materials.

What does this mean to the RoGBC?    I think we can only benefit from a greater emphasis of the U.S. government and companies to bring forth new products and spur a friendly competition that encourages continued innovation around the world.     There will be plenty of work to go around for all that we have to do.

– Steve

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  1. Green buildings development is essential! We must not wait until it is too late. It’s better from all sides. Better for nature, for us , for the economy.

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