THE GREEN ENERGY COUNCIL SHADES OF GREEN INITIAIVE
There are 81 million buildings across America. Many more millions across the globe.
The GEC SHADES OF GREEN INITIATIVE was formulated to support our mission statement that every person on this planet should be able to afford to be a better steward of the environment.
While the GEC believes that every new building in America and the World should be built with smart sustainable design practices, the GEC does not believe that there should be only one certification process by which all new development, redevelopment and revitalization projects should follow.
The Green Energy Council has made no secret of the fact that, when it comes to encouraging people to embrace sustainable building and design, we prefer voluntary, market-based approaches. However, we also recognize that governments are under tremendous pressure to tackle climate change and other environmental issues, and that sustainable building is an important part of the solution.