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Nov. 25, 2004: San Francisco Announces Green Building Ordinance

November 25, 2004
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WASHINGTON - San Francisco has announced the adoption of a Green Building Ordinance, which requires that all new projects, including city-owned facilities and leaseholds, achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED, developed by the USGBC, is a nationally recognized green building rating system. San Francisco's Green Building Ordinance will apply to all new city construction projects, renovations, and building additions. San Francisco joins nine other cities that have adopted green building ordinances requiring LEED, says USGBC. "The city's adoption of LEED Silver standards in their ordinance demonstrates San Francisco's exemplary commitment to green building," said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president, CEO, and founding chair. "We look forward to more cities following their leadership."

Under this ordinance, municipal buildings will need to follow green building design principles, which are expected to help create healthier workplaces, increase energy productivity, protect the environment, and save the city millions in funds, USGBC says.

"This Green Building Ordinance will translate into millions in savings on future operational costs for new city buildings. The ordinance is good for the city and will help improve the health of our environment and the wellbeing of the thousands of employees that continue to provide services for this community," stated Jared Blumenfeld, director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

For more information on the LEED program, visit www.usgbc.org/leed/leed_main.asp.

Publication date: 11/22/2004

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