Rep. Ed Perlmutter Introducing G.R.E.E.N. Act for Affordable Mortgages

Washington, DC (April 18, 2008)- The Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, will unveil his G.R.E.E.N. (Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods) Act for affordable mortgages while delivering a keynote address during a forum at the Center for American Progress on Tues., April 22. ACT has worked closely with Rep. Perlmutter and his staff to craft a bill that provides incentives to lenders and financial institutions to provide lower interest loans and other benefits to consumers, who build, buy or remodel their homes and businesses to improve their energy efficiency, including with trees. This timely legislation reflects foresight and the considered input of a broad coalition of housing advocates, financial institutions, government leaders, developers, and the environmental community.

The forum titled, Giving Real Savings, Real Investment: Efficiency Begins at Home, will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the American Institute of Architects, Bank of America and Enterprise Community Partners.
Real Savings, Real Investment: Efficiency Begins at Home
Moderator- Sarah Wartell, Exec. VP for Management, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Keynote- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Marshall Purnell, President, American Institute of Architects
Gregory Melanson, Sr. VP and Regional Community Development Exec., Bank of America
Stockton Williams, Sr. VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Enterprise Community Partners
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
A Light Lunch Will Be Served
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, N.W., 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Nearest Metro: McPherson Square or Metro Center
For more information, contact:
Leslie Oliver
Communications & Policy Director

Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Colorado’s 7th CD

12600 West Colfax Avenue, Suite B400
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303.274.7944
Fax: 303.274.6455
CO Cell: 303.810.6326
DC Cell: 202.669.0759
Related Resources:
Green Affordable Housing Advances in Congress
Energy Independence: Good for National Security, Climate, and Jobs