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Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO) has introduced legislation that recognizes The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO) has introduced legislation that recognizes The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and landscape architects’ expertise in site planning, tree canopy coverage, and green roofs.

2008-06-16
Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO) has introduced legislation that recognizes The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and landscape architects’ expertise in site planning, tree canopy coverage, and green roofs. H.R. 6078, The Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act (The GREEN Act), is legislation to provide incentives for consumers to buy, build, or remodel their homes and businesses to improve their energy efficiency. The bill includes a provision to require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Residential Energy Efficient Block Grants to local communities and states to carry out energy efficiency improvements in new and existing singlefamily housing units. The HUD Secretary shall consult with ASLA in providing green roofs, tree canopy coverage, and site planning and green space techniques for the housing units to become more energy efficient. The House Committee on Financial Services is expected to hold a hearing on the legislation the week of June 9th.

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Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371
ktgrajales@asla.org
@ktgrajales

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