WASHINGTON — The Clinton Climate Initiative and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) expanded their partnership to radically reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment, according to a press release.
Green building creates green jobs that save energy and money — and green building will help save our climate, the release stated.
Former President Bill Clinton said: "Retrofitting buildings represents an immediate and measurable opportunity to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve our economy; they are a priority for my Climate Initiative which is encouraging retrofit projects around the world. I''m proud to strengthen my Foundation''s collaboration with the USGBC to accelerate this important work."
To date, the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program has helped partners initiate more than 250 retrofit projects in more than 30 cities around the world, the release noted.
Homes, schools, offices and other buildings account for 38 percent of CO2 emissions globally, the release added.
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