“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,” said AIA 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.”
About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. Visit www.aia.org/walkthewalk.