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Green Buildings: High Performance State-Owned Buildings Legislation

AIA Pennsylvania asks House and Senate members to support this legislation, and put back the “State-Funded Buildings” language.

These bills promote green buildings through Green Design Standards for state-owned projects.

  • Green Buildings help reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources.
  • Green Buildings are good for the environment.
  • Cost-savings and environmental benefits in the lifetime of a building far outweigh the additional cost to “build green.”
  • Green buildings lead to increased student/worker productivity.
  • Green buildings improve health for building occupants.

AIA Pennsylvania’s Issue Brief