The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has set forth the ultimate in green building standards through the LEED program. There are now LEED certified buildings all over the world. On Monday, the organization announced its new partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative to focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a global level.
“Retrofitting buildings represents an immediate and measurable opportunity to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve our economy; they are a priority for my climate initiative which is encouraging retrofit projects around the world”, said former President Bill Clinton. “I'm proud to strengthen my foundation's collaboration with the USGBC to accelerate this important work.” Source: USGBC (PDF)
Unfortunately, there isn't much information available about how this partnership will move forward and which regions of the world will be targeted first. However, I'd like to see the USGBC reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. on this scale to lend their expertise on the topic.
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