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Transit green building action plan : report to congress
  • Published Date:
    2009-06-04
  • Language:
    English
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    NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ; NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-Environment Impacts ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Federal Laws ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Federal Standards and Rules ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY ;
  • Abstract:
    The explanatory statement accompanying the fiscal year 2009 Omnibus appropriation’s act1 directed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to submit a transit facility green building action plan to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.2 As directed, this plan includes an analysis of green rating systems that would be suitable for transit projects; an overview of certified green building transit projects; an inventory of relevant assistance that could be provided to transit agencies; and planned FTA actions, timelines and resources to encourage green building in FTA programs. Green buildings make efficient and effective use of resources – energy, water, raw materials, and land – and provide a healthy environment for working, learning and living. By applying green building practices to new construction and refurbishment of existing facilities, transit agencies can conserve resources through lower construction, operations, and maintenance expenditures.
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