Smart Energy

2012 Mar 14th

City of Los Angeles sets example with green building law

On April 22nd 2008, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa announced the adoption of a green building law intended to impose environmental standards on private developers. Global Green USA (Green Cross U.S national affiliate) has been instrumental in drafting the green building law with the City of Los Angeles and all stakeholders involved, using its extensive experience from green building initiatives and activities of the Smart Energy for Sustainable Development Program. The green building law will be enforced starting in November 2008, forcing private developers and public authorities alike to respect environmental standards in future construction of buildings to consume less energy in the construction process and make sure the design of buildings consume a minimum amount of energy in the long-term. Standards of green buildings include energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems as well as the use of recycled materials for construction and drought-resistant landscaping.

Global Green USA has been at the forefront of Green Cross’s Smart Energy for Sustainable Development Program – an international program to explore the viability of renewable energy across the world. Green Cross International has an active role in policy development with public and private sectors, launched sustainable design competitions, fundraising campaigns and awareness activities and initiated the Global Solar Fund – a global fund to accelerate investment, research and development in photovoltaic energy.
 
For more information, please contact Mr. Ruben Aronin:
  • Email: raronin@globalgreen.org.
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