September 23, 2009

White House to Become Greener

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In addition to all his other myriad of duties, President Obama wants the White House to become LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council. To do this, Christine Glunz, CEQ spokesperson, says that they are hoping to reduce their carbon footprint with energy management systems, window films to lower UV rays, auto light sensors and low-flow water valves. They will also utilize biodegradable cleaners and recycled equipment, and any leftover materials will be donated to local reuse organizations.

This is not the first time a president has gone green. Back in 1979, Jimmy Carter installed a solar water heater on the West Wing's roof and G.W. installed both a small photovoltaic system and two solar water heating systems.

Via Sierra Club

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 23, 2009 9:10 AM
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