WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced June 19 that it would commit  $1 million to green building research. The funds will be targeted at increasing research in areas such as energy and water security, global climate change prevention, indoor environmental quality and passive survivability in the face of natural and man-made disasters.

USGBC’s commitment comes on the heels of its recently published Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States, which found that research related to high-performance green building practices and technologies is woefully under funded by all sectors. Using this work as its basis, the USGBC Research Committee will publish a national green building research agenda this fall that identifies key research areas for advancing building performance and market transformation.  

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