As green building continues to gain momentum, The EPA has expanded its role in this growing trend; it has released a new video on green buildings in its Green Scene series.
As green building continues
to gain momentum, The U.S. EPA has expanded its role in this growing trend. It has
released a new video on green buildings in its Green Scene series. The video
Bill Sanders, director of EPA's National Center
for Environmental Research, talking about how EPA is encouraging and supporting
green building, and how homeowners can take simple steps to green their homes.
According to EPA, green building demonstrates numerous opportunities to improve
the impacts of buildings on the environment and health.
EPA recently issued a new green building strategy to assist
in the mainstream adoption of green building practices. The strategy builds on
and calls for better coordination among existing programs, such as EnergyStar
and WaterSense, which are designed to reduce the impacts of buildings and
The strategy also includes an increased focus on research.
Already, EPA has invested more than 80 grants and fellowships awarded by the
National Center for Environmental Research. The center has also awarded more
than $5 million through its Small Business Innovative Research contracts.
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EPA Encourages Green Building, Releases New Video
June 12, 2008