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McGraw-Hill Construction: Construction Stimulus Special Section
Where the Government is Spending in Green

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aims to do more than provide short-term stimulus. It directs funding to investments in health care, education, infrastructure and clean energy that will lay the foundation for a robust and sustainable 21st century economy.

ARRA investments in conservation and green building include:

  • $5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income family homes. Administered by the states and territories.
  • $4.5 billion to convert federal buildings to high-performance green buildings. Government Service Administration (GSA).
  • $3.6 billion for energy efficiency projects and modernization of facilities. Department of Defense (DOD).
  • $3.2 billion in energy efficiency & conservation block grants. Refer to individual states.
  • $3.1 billion for State Energy Program (SEP). Administered by Department of Energy (DOE).
  • $2.25 billion for energy retrofits of existing affordable housing. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • $9.75 billion for improved public safety and other government services — which can include renovation or repair of public schools to comply with a green building rating system. Refer to states.

For information on the federal government’s program to encourage procurement of bio-based, recycled content, and energy efficient products, go to Green Purchasing.

For more tips on positioning your company as ready to do green business with the government see this score sheet, among other resources, from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).

Green Resources:
Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change

 

2009 Green Outlook: Trends Driving Change
this report projects the green building market will more than
double to $96-$140 billion by 2013. Learn more »

 

Be a Successful Green Builder
How to increase profits by incorporating sustainable practices into your operations.
Read author Scott Cooney’s blog entry on "Counterintuitive strategies for econ-entrepreneurs during a recession." – McGraw-Hill Professional

The Green Building Bottom Line
The real costs and benefits of building green.– GreenSource Books

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