The Smart City Podcast is featuring ESD Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer as it explores the catalysts sparking sustainability in the real estate industry and how electricity plays a key role in the process. (Listen to the Building Electrification podcast.)
From coast to coast, more and more 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, “New Building Codes Have Cities Seeing Green,” published in CoreNet Global’s The Pulse Blog. Her review of these new “green building” strategies stretches from New York to California. Municipalities are passing these new regulations 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 Denver’s “Green Code” and its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent by 2050. Finally, the article wraps up in San Francisco with a look at California’s CALGreen initiative as well as the San Francisco Green Building Code (SFGBC).
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