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Quinn Evans Supports National Definition for Zero-Emissions Buildings

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Kristina von Tish, CPSM, LEED Green Associate
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Quinn Evans, along with 68 other firms, has signed a letter of support for the White House’s draft national definition of zero-emissions buildings.
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Quinn Evans, along with 68 other firms, has signed a letter of support for the White House’s draft national definition of zero-emissions buildings.

The building industry is currently one of the largest producers of carbon emissions. By providing a clear target, a nationwide definition for what constitutes a zero-emissions building will allow the entire building industry to work together towards the same goal. It will also enable more consistent policies, incentives, and certifications surrounding zero-emissions buildings.

According to the draft definition, a zero-emissions building is one that is highly energy efficient, free of on-site emissions from energy use, and powered solely from clean energy. The draft definition is open for comment through February 5.

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