USGBC Makes $1 Million Commitment to Green Building Research

Sept. 1, 2007

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that it will commit $1 million to green building research. These funds will be targeted at increasing research in areas such as energy and water security; global climate change prevention; indoor environmental quality; and passive survivability in the face of natural and man-made disasters. USGBC's commitment comes on the heels of its recently published "Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States," which found that research related to high-performance green building practices and technologies is woefully underfunded by all sectors. Using this work as its basis, the USGBC Research Committee will publish a national green building research agenda this fall that identifies key research areas for advancing building performance and market transformation. Visit to learn more.

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