AGC's Green Construction Plan


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The Associated General Contractors of America recently unveiled its green construction plan entitled "Building a Green Future." According to the plan the nation’s buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption. Measures in the plan include:

  • Doubling existing energy efficiency tax credits for commercial buildings
  • Passing the Building Star program that invests $6 billion in improving the efficiency of commercial buildings this year
  • Speeding reviews and boosting local tax credits for green building projects
  • Making the level of transportation investments virtually every expert agrees are needed to improve capacity and reduce traffic
  • Faster approval for new sustainable forms of power generation
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