Building a Greener San Francisco

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Seeking to solidify its position as a leader in sustainability efforts, the City of San Francisco has followed on the heels of Los Angeles and other California

municipalities by enacting new green building measures for construction and renovation of private sector development. San Francisco’s measures are now the most ambitious of any major city in the country.

The San Francisco green building ordinance incorporates standards from both the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and Build It Green’s GreenPoint Rated system. According to the City, its measures will save 220,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 100 million gallons of drinking water through the year 2012 alone.

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