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California is on Cutting Edge for Green #Building Regulations

California is on Cutting Edge for Green #Building Regulations

Lowering California’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 represents eliminating the equivalent of 3 million tons of CO2 and has been one of the primary goals of this law. In fact, some mandatory caps are scheduled to take effect as early as 2012. Other directives aim to reduce construction wastes in landfills by 50 percent through expanded recycling efforts, better site selection and careful post-construction cleanup. More-efficient plumbing procedures and equipment should lower water usage in residential buildings another 20 percent. Better irrigating techniques and monitoring will reduce landscape watering waste by 50 percent as well. Water meters will be installed both inside and outside of nonresidential buildings.

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