Going green with building certifications like LEED, WELL, and Energy Star can be a significant step towards reaching net zero carbon emission goals, but ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matthew Zweibruck says don’t stop there. (Learn more about the FacilitiesNet summit.)
Across the nation, state and local governments are implementing green building codes to decrease the built environment’s impact on climate change.
ESD Operations Director for the New York Office Ryann Menges highlights a number of these initiatives in her article, “Code Green from Coast to Coast,” published in Buildings magazine. Her review of so-called “green building” strategies stretches from New York to California. These new building codes look to address indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, conservation of resources, renewables, and more.
Codes include Local Law 97 in New York City which requires existing buildings over 25,000 square feet to follow new energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions limits by 2024. It also looks at the first major building code revision in Chicago in 70 years, Denver’s progressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction, as well as California’s CALGreen and San Francisco Green Building Code (SFGBC) regulations.
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