19 Jul '13, 7pm

Greening New York....Kudos to #Buffalo #GreenCode!

Have you ever thought about what Billy Joel meant by “A New York State of Mind”? Sometimes I think he meant not sitting around and waiting for others to act — like Ithaca, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Buffalo and New York City have done this spring to advance green building in their communities. I suspect that these are only a few of thousands of examples of our cities taking on green goals and not waiting for state or federal action. “New York is overflowing with market-moving green building policy ideas and action,” said Jeremy Sigmon, USGBC technical policy director. I also hope that we start stumbling over each other to set the standards and goals higher, and that eventually, people will just give up calculating the reductions in waste, toxins, and energy and water use. Instead, we’ll start realizing increases in durability, health, quality of life, building usefulness...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/not-waiting-around-new-york...

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