News Analysis

Weakened Infrastructure Bill Still Has Sustainability Spending

It’s easy to focus on what was lost, but the bipartisan infrastructure bill still includes some green building wins.

It started out as a $2.6 trillion plan, but the infrastructure bill that recently passed in the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support shrank to $550 billion. A lot of that missing $2 trillion had been slated for sustainability initiatives.

But despite the complete loss of $387 billion in spending on housing, schools, and buildings, along with $363 billion in clean energy tax credits (according to this New York Times analysis), the bipartisan infrastructure bill does still promote certain sustainability measures for the built environment. (It’s also worth noting that the budget reconciliation bill may reinstate some of the programs that didn’t make the cut.)

Published September 7, 2021

Melton, P. (2021, August 25). Weakened Infrastructure Bill Still Has Sustainability Spending. Retrieved from