AIA Carbon Neutrality Goal Selected As Model Legislation
“Policy makers are looking for practical approaches and achievable targets to advance energy efficiency,” said AIA Executive VP / CEO, Christine McEntee.
“This bill is proof that our legislative proposals are viewed as reasonable solutions to reducing the environmental impact of the built environment. We urge state governments to pass this model legislation so that we can accelerate the time when all building projects will be green and sustainable in nature.”
This legislation is based on a bill that AIA Washington was instrumental in drafting working through the legislative process there. They submitted a bill to the committee that passed in Washington this year that reflects 2030 carbon neutrality goals.
The CSG legislation adoption follows the recent support for the AIA carbon neutrality building policy by the National Governors Association, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimous adoption the policy in 2006 and the National Association of Counties announcing their support for the policy in 2007.