DOE Support for Green Building Programs Guide: Going Beyond Code

Author: 
U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Summary: 
The guide includes information on energy efficiency materials and resource conservation, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, site development and land use. Detailed descriptions and analysis of actual programs are discussed as well as lessons learned and best practices.  

 

To help states and localities establish voluntary or mandatory programs that go well beyond traditional minimum code requirements for new buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) has published a guide on building energy codes programs for state and local governments. The guide addresses keys to successful adoption and implementation and discusses the primary areas that are typically included in beyond code or green building programs.

The guide includes information on energy efficiency materials and resource conservation, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, site development and land use. Detailed descriptions and analysis of actual programs are discussed as well as lessons learned and best practices. 
 
More information: Green Building Codes Brochure
 
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