Green certification


US-GA-Atlanta-2017-Sustainable Building Ordinance

ATLANTA , GA , CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE LEVEL , IN FORCE US-GA-Atlanta-2017-Sustainable Building Ordinance This is a case study of how Green building LEED Silver certification caused Sustainable development design standards to be amended.

Green infrastructure: back to basics

Green infrastructure is any practice that uses or replicates natural systems to achieve the desired outcome. This includes green roofs, bioswales and rain gardens. Green roofs replicate meadows to retain water and restore habitats on the top of buildings. Green infrastructure does not exclusively mean...
Policy report

Green building policy case studies, New Mexico

First adopted in 2007, and most recently renewed in 2015, New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit supports the greening of many building types across the state. Released in October, 2017, this case study captures the impacts of this landmark policy and highlights the context and...
Briefing paper

Green Codes Policy Brief - LEED recognition for California projects

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification has transformed how the building industryand the public consider sustainability in the built environment. The most recent update to LEED, known as LEED v4, is the new standard for high-performance