"The Greenbuilding Program at the Texas Veterans Land Board works well. By building to meet standards which promote energy conservation, veterans can lower their home mortgage interest rate and their energy costs. With less energy consumed, emissions are reduced and the environment benefits as well. With common-sense ideas like the Greenbuilding program, everybody wins."

Jerry Patterson,
Texas General Land Office


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In 2001, the Texas legislature established a statewide energy code. It has been a great success, with residences alone saving over 700 tons of pollution in the first year. This site offers additional energy efficiency opportunities for Texans.

Creating a statewide Green Building program would give people incentives to go further than code, and give the state a way to capture those benefits. Cooler buildings mean clearer skies and lower costs for everyone.

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