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Maryland Energy Administration empowering Maryland: clean energy programs FY 2012

USA - September 21 2011 The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable, and clean energy using money from the state Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). 

DDOE issues update on energy star benchmarking regulation

USA - July 13 2011 The District of Columbia Green Building Act of 2006 and the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008, which establish the legislative requirements for buildings' environmental performance, require the District government to benchmark energy use for public buildings 10,000 square feet or larger. 

American Institute of Architects releases AIA Document D503-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects

USA - June 1 2011 On May 9, 2011, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") released AIA Document D503-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Agreement Amendments and Supplementary Conditions ("Guide").

GSA's green proving ground program

USA - May 4 2011 On April 21, 2011, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced that it has selected sixteen sustainable building technologies to be tested and evaluated at a number of federal facilities throughout the country.

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service announce commitment to wood as the preferred green building material

USA - April 6 2011 On March 30, 2011, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ("USDA") strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material.