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California 1st With Statewide Green Building Code


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According to an article in today's San Francisco Chronical, on Thursday California became the first state in the U.S. and the first in the world to approve new green building standards to cut energy and water usage. The new rules, which will take kick in on July 1, 2009, require that all new construction - from commercial buildings to homes, schools and hospitals - reduce energy usage by 15 percent, water use by 20 percent and water for landscaping by 50 percent.

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