Green Building Sets the Code

from Sustainable Industries, 12.29.08

San Francisco’s new codes are thought to be the strictest green building requirements in the nation. They are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60,000 tons annually, and save 220,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and 100 million gallons of drinking water each year. The state of California’s Building Standards Commission became the first jurisdiction to approve market-wide green building codes when adopted by the California Green Building Standards Code in July.

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