Advocacy in Washington, DC

Green, energy efficient, and water efficient buildings represent a large economic and environmental opportunity for Tennessee and our nation. This fall, as a member of US Green Building Council’s East TN Chapter Advocacy Committee, Beth had an opportunity to take that message directly to our representatives and offer a wealth of knowledge from within our chapters as a resource for our representatives.

In September, she joined other members of Tennessee USGBC Chapters from across the nation for two days in Washington, DC. The Tennessee delegation met with several of our representatives in the House and Senate to discuss the many benefits of sustainable design. They talked with them about why USGBC supports energy efficiency retrofitting incentives and federal funding for green schools. It was also a great chance to tell them about the many sustainable projects happening in Tennessee and invite them to tour some of our LEED buildings or attend a chapter program when they are back home.

If you are interested in learning more about the East TN Chapter of USGBC, please visit the chapter web site.

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Tennessee Chapter advocates in Washington, DC, from left: Trent Wilson, East TN; James Mains, East TN; Don Green, Middle TN; Gina Emmanuel, Middle TN; and Beth Eason, East TN.