Thursday, January 25, 2007


. Thursday, January 25, 2007

Legislative Action Alert!

Please take a moment to visit the new JRGBC Political Action Center . This new tool will allow us to keep you informed about bills at the State level that affect the green building community in Virginia. The Action Center makes it easy for you to contact your legislator to weigh in on a particular bill and have a say in your government.

You can go to the Action Center and see all six bills listed on the right and sign in to send a letter or email to your legislator based on your zip code. We would also urge you to call your legislator directly or stop by to visit them. If you don't know who your Delegate or Senator is, you can find it in the Action Center after you sign in or by clicking HERE and then clicking on the link "Who's My Legislator?" Also, see LEED/USGBC Summary , LEED School & Gov't Initiatives , and LEED in Gov't by Type to help prepare your correspondence or visit to your legislator.

Remember, this is a short session, so time is of the essence. Please get involved and let your legislators know you care about high performance buildings! Please contact the JRGBC if you have any questions about using the Action Center or about the bills listed:

Current Bills
Lower Taxes for Energy Efficient Buildings HB2618 permits localities to tax certain energy-efficient buildings, not including the land on which... (more)

Renewable & Efficient Energy Standards for Power Companies SB1275 requires that by the period June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021, and in subsequent years, 12% ... (more)

Renewable Energy for State Buildings SB1023 requires that at least 15 percent of the total electricity purchased by state-owned buildings... (more)

Climate Change Study Climate change study proposed.House Joint Resolution 681 establishes a joint subcommittee to study t... (more)

LEED for All State Buildings: House LEED silver certification proposed for all major state buildings.HB2555 requires all major faci... (more)

LEED for All State Buildings: Senate LEED silver certification proposed for all major state buildings.SB1273 requires all major facility ... (more)

And if you're not a citizen of Virginia, feel free to e-mail my state representatives below and tell them to support these bills.