Friday, July 18, 2008

Green Building Codes

Can Long Island be far behind? Well, yes, it certainly can.
Still, there are lessons here for everyone. And this will be an experiment well worth watching.

California Adopts Green Building Code for All New Construction
By Leslie Guevarra
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Building Standards Commission adopted a green building code yesterday for all new construction statewide as part of a rules package that policymakers said was the first of its kind in the nation.

Adherence to the California Green Building Standards Code, which takes effect in 180 days, will be voluntary until 2010, when its provisions are expected to become mandatory, commission leaders said. The voluntary period gives builders, local governments and communities time to adapt to the new rules, the commission said.

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