TITLE

Green building goes against the grain

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Jim
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Waste News;8/18/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that construction of green buildings is in demand despite gloomy housing market in the U.S. Green buildings are more energy-efficient, meaning they cost less to operate and account for less carbon dioxide emissions. Michelle Moore, senior vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council, in testimony before Congress earlier this year, said green buildings offer an immediate, measurable solution for mitigating climate change
ACCESSION #
34646662

 

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