Green Building Law Update Service

Center for Climate Change Law

The Department of Energy recently published two final determinations that will require states to review and possibly update their residential and commercial building energy efficiency codes. Pursuant to a July 19 final determination on low-rise residential buildings, states are required to file certification statements with DOE that they have reviewed energy efficiency provisions of their […]

On June 30th, the Department of Energy announced the Better Buildings Challenge, a public-private partnership that seeks to solicit large-scale commitments and provide financing and technical assistance for retrofitting thousands of commercial buildings. According to DOE, the Challenge has already obtained commitments from 11 corporations and three cities to retrofit 300 million square feet of […]

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