Local Green Building Programs
Local Programs Can Be Geared Towards Local Issues
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Local Green Building Programs, including:
- Design and build strategies
- Necessary codes
- Application how-tos
- Using materials
ABOUT LOCAL GREEN CERTIFICATIONS
Lesser known, but maybe more relevant
Some of the local and regional green building programs are much older than either of the two best known national brands, LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. and the National Green Building StandardNational Green Building Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. . In Austin, Texas, for instance, green building has been around in some form for more than 20 years.
Given wider publicity, national programs should have better name recognition and a marketing edge among home buyers just moving into the area. But local and regional programs...