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Green Building Funding and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

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With the enactment of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in early 2009, the federal government embarked on a massive effort to put jobs back into the struggling economy. This article highlights several provisions in the Recovery Act that present opportunities for green building.

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  • Jonathan Riker

    ManagerICF International

    Jonathan Riker is a licensed attorney and professional urban planner with seven years’ experience in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and federal, state, and local land use and land development regulation. He provides oversight and in-house guidance on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQA documents.

    He is the first attorney in Los Angeles to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional status conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council. At the Los Angeles City Planning Department, he coordinated environmental review for major development projects. He also worked for an environmental consulting firm, preparing CEQA and NEPA documentation for large-scale public works projects.

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Published: Aug 27, 2009
Source: ICF International

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