The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will commit $1 million to green building research. This coincidentally relates to our earlier post today on green architecture. The industry...

The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will commit $1 million to green building research. This coincidentally relates to our earlier post today on green architecture.

"The industry needs to take giant steps forward in construction, renovation and operation practices if we want to see large scale improvements to health and environmental conditions in this generation," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC.

The USGBC has created this funding in responce to publishing their survey Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States which found that research related to high-performance green building practices and technologies is underfunded by all sectors (only 0.2% of all Federally funded research – an average of $193 million per year). Should any of us be surprised.

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