American Institute of Architects supports passage of Green Energy Education Act

April 23, 2009 |

We commend the House for its 411-6 vote to approve the Green Energy Education Act of 2009 (HR 957) that authorizes the Energy Department to distribute funds otherwise allotted to the department for energy research and development to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program,” saidAIA Vice President Government and Community Relations, Paul T. Mendelsohn.  

“The funds would then be used for graduate educational programs related to energy research and development, as well as for undergraduate or graduate interdisciplinary engineering and architecture education programs related to the design and construction of ‘high performance buildings.’”

“This is the second time the House has overwhelmingly approved this bill and the AIA now strongly calls on the Senate

to move quickly to vote this bill into law to help advance innovation in green building design.”

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