Biden administration launches ‘coalition’ with states, cities for green energy buildings

Measure will seek to develop “cleaner, healthier, and more affordable buildings."
Joe Biden, White House, Jan. 19, 2022

The Biden administration on Friday announced the rollout of a new partnership with nearly three dozen state and local governments, one that will seek to help promote and build “cleaner, healthier, and more affordable buildings” throughout the United States.

The Building Performance Standards Coalition is being touted by the White House as “a first-of-its-kind partnership between 33 state and local governments,” one meant to “create good-paying, union jobs, lower energy bills for consumers, keep residents and workers safe from harmful pollution, and cut emissions from the building sector.”

The initiative is meant to reduce energy emissions from buildings “at all levels of government.” The governments in question represent about a fifth of the U.S. population, the White House said. 

Among the representatives in the coalition are the states of Washington and Colorado, the cities of Boston, Ann Arbor, San Francisco and Orlando, and Washington, D.C.