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Architecture 2030's Mazria urges Congress to fund private building sector efficiency projects

With the private building sector making up 93 percent of total buildings in the United States, many green building advocates believe funding efficiency projects within that sector in the stimulus could have significant effects on the economy and job growth. Architecture 2030, a nonprofit research organization, recently released its 2030 Challenge Stimulus Plan, proposing a mortgage buy-down program that could help homeowners lower their mortgage rates if they renovate and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. During today's OnPoint, Edward Mazria, executive director of Architecture 2030, discusses the proposal and explains how the building sector can improve the accountability of efficiency improvements.