Events - 22 Jun 18

USGBC National Capital Region LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

This course prepares students to study for and successfully pass the LEED Green Associate exam. Upon completing this course, students will be able to define sustainability and basic green building principals and will have a firm understanding of the evolution of LEED and its core concepts.

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House Energy Committee Hearing on Advanced Biofuels

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing entitled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects.”

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Blending Climate Finance for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

Climate events are already buffeting the planet—from floods to intense storms to droughts. Indeed, the likelihood of avoiding planetary warming beyond the 2 degree Celsius limit laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is dimming. Avoiding widespread damage will require effective and efficient use of public and private financing in support of low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure (LCR). LCR infrastructure is a subset of overall infrastructure that comprises “core” infrastructure needs—power, transport, and water/sewage, as well as investments in energy efficiency. The annual cost of such investments is estimated to be in the trillions.

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