First “Green” Building on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC (July 12, 2007)- A broad bi-partisan coalition from both chambers of Congress will join together today to celebrate the first “green” building on Capitol Hill and talk about legislative efforts to advance green building construction in the United States.

To date, 28 Members of Congress have confirmed they plan to attend, including Senators Bingaman (NM), Boxer (CA), Klobuchar (MN), Lautenberg (NJ), and Sanders (VT). Also attending are Representatives Roscoe Bartlett (MD), Judy Biggert (IL), Earl Blumenauer (OR), Henry Brown (SC), Lois Capps (CA), John Dingell (MI), Mike Doyle (PA), Wayne Gilchrest (MD), Ralph Hall (TX), Maurice Hinchey (NY), Rush Holt (NJ), Darlene Hooley (OR), Jay Inslee (WA), Ed Markey (MA), Jim McDermott (WA), Charlie Melancon (LA), Bill Pascrell (NJ), Ed Perlmutter (CO), Linda Sanchez (CA), Jim Saxton (NJ), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Hilda Solis (CA), and Albert Wynn (MD).
Members of Congress will make remarks on measures to cut U.S. energy consumption during a time of unprecedented urgency around the globe to curb the harmful effects of climate change, which most recently culminated in international Live Earth concert simulcasts calling for leadership action to effect real change.
What: Bi-partisan Congressional Delegation Celebrates FCNL “Green” Building
When: Thursday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: FCNL Headquarters (across the street from Hart Senate Office Building)
245 Second Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Buildings in the United States account for nearly 50 percent of U.S. energy consumption and 40 percent of CO2 emissions. Interviews, photos opportunities, and tours are available for members of the media.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation, the oldest registered religious lobby in Washington, is a non-partisan Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL works with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from every state in the U.S. to advocate for social and economic justice, peace, and good government.
For a virtual tour of the building or more information, visit the Friends Committee on National Legislation.