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So-called “green building” strategies can be seen coast to coast in the U.S. as state and local governments work to decrease negative impacts on the environment.

In a recent article for Construction Executive magazine, ESD Operations Director for the New York Office Ryann Menges highlights a number of these initiatives in her article, “Building Codes Greenlight Efforts to Address Climate Change.” Menges takes a look at various building code initiatives being enacted from New York to California and many points in between.

Menges cites Chicago and its Department of Building’s plan to exceed the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), a widely used model code.

The various regulations and codes noted in the article are aimed at reducing carbon emissions by buildings in an effort to curb the growth of global warming. But Menges warns these challenges will not be solved by any single entity. She says everyone needs to work together to push for a greener, more sustainable future.

Keeping on top of latest building trends and sharing her knowledge with other industry professionals is one of the ways Ryann Menges advances ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

 For more information on planning for net zero and energy efficiency, contact our Energy+Eco team.

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