Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Who built the first green building on Capitol Hill?

The Senate? The House of Representatives? The EPA?
The Sierra Club?

No, no, no and no. It's the Quakers.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (the Quakers national lobbying arm) has transformed two Civil-War era buildings across the street from the Senate into a green building that has cut their energy consumption in half.

Considering that buildings account for 50% of U.S. energy consumption and 40% of CO2 emissions, that's quite an accomplishment--one that others, including government, might well emulate. Click here for a virtual building tour.

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