U.S. Green Building Councilofficials called their passage a “powerful endorsement."

The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently passed a series of resolutions supporting environmental construction practices, the U.S. Green Building Council said.

USGBC officials praised the mayors group for the resolutions, which included statements on the “greening” of school districts, green affordable housing, green building codes, financing and sustainable city development.

The resolutions were passed at the conference 2010 meeting, which was held June 11-15 in Oklahoma City.

USGBC officials called their passage a “powerful endorsement” of sustainable practices.

“Critical to bringing green building to scale is smart public policy that enables investment and market growth,” said Roger Platt, the USGBC’s senior vice president of global policy and law. “USCM’s set of resolutions calls on mayors nationwide to do just that, placing a special emphasis on ensuring that the benefits of green buildings are enjoyed by the sectors that need it most -– like affordable housing and schools.”