The program provides technical guidance to policymakers and government agencies, outreach to real estate stakeholders and advocacy for legislative and regulatory policy. Andrew has presented on U.S. building performance policy in Europe and China. He also has been a guest speaker at national committees for the Building Owners and Managers Association International and the National Association of State Energy Officials. He is a member of the International Code Council.
Andrew was previously a reporter and senior editor with CoStar Group, an international commercial real estate information firm, where he launched and managed the company’s editorial coverage of energy and sustainability issues in 2007.
Andrew’s articles have been independently reported on by the New York Times and BusinessWeek Online. He is a past member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and in 2009 became one of the few credentialed members of the press nationwide to earn LEED accreditation. Andrew received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bucknell University.
New rules require federal agencies to sign leases only in energy efficient buildings, which is good news for landlords at green properties, companies that specialize in energy efficiency improvements and the green job market.
The balance of power is swinging in Congress and many statehouses. Enthusiasm for climate and energy policy is fading and elected officials are promising massive spending cuts. So what does this mean for building energy policy?
Federal influence on sustainable real estate practices in the private sector is poised to increase considerably as government officials begin implementing measures from the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, signed into law by President Bush in December.