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
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
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