Green Building

One of the visions of my school community is to eventually build a green school. We want to make sure we do it right, so we are continuing to lease property so as to take our time to carefully plan an environmentally responsible school building.

Today’s Salt Lake Tribune reports that Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson has amended his executive order on green building.

This means that buildings such as police and fire facilities and public safety buildings will have to adhere to more strict environmental standards. New city-owned buildings larger than 10,000 square feetwill be required to meet these standards.

Anderson recognizes that it is more expensive up front to build green building, but in the long run it saves energy costs and lessens the negative impacts on our environment.

Anderson is pursuing the implementation of more environmentally responsible standards for privately owned businesses as well as for providing incentives for single-family constructed homes.

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