Mother Earth Living

The Good Life

All things Mother Earth Living

Add to My MSN

Mayors Back Mandatory Green Building Codes

7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

Tags: green building codes, green building, Conference of Mayors

Green building will no longer be voluntary in cities across the country, after the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution backing mandatory green building codes nationwide. At its annual members meeting in Oklahoma City this month, the group of more than 1,200 mayors endorsed the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) for all new commercial buildings. The code, to be released in November, includes standards for energy, water and air quality.

In most cities across the country, green building is voluntary. By requiring new buildings to be built green, the United States could save up to $140 billion a year (largely by decreasing our use of fossil fuels). The resolution would also help cities meet the American Institute of Architects’ goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030.



Related Content

International Green Construction Code Releases Groundbreaking Green Building Standards

The International Green Construction Code, an International Code Council initiative, released its fi...

Passive House Design: The Birth of the National Passive House Alliance in the U.S.

Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller details plans for a National Passive House Allian...

Still There

I’m more than a little late in posting this week. I’m having a hard time shaking that “no worries, m...

Groupon for Greenies: A Site to Save You Money

Green America offers savvy shoppers daily discounts—and reassurance that they're buying green—throug...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 

MY COMMUNITY
no image
valerykenery
8/29/2014 12:04:10 AM
no image
HarvestRight
8/21/2014 5:22:39 PM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 10:03:07 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:59:22 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:30:07 AM
no image
melisastarr
8/19/2014 12:57:22 PM


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.