Building an emerald city: a guide to creating green building policies and programs
In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "Silver" standards for its own major construction projects. In the midst of a municipal building boom, it set new targets for building and remodeling to LEED guidelines. Its first LEED certified project, the Seattle Justice Center, was completed in 2002. The city is now home to one of the highest concentrations of LEED buildings in the world. Building an Emerald Cityis the story of how Seattle transformed itself into a leader in sustainable "green" building, written by one of the principal figures in that transformation. It is both a personal accountfilled with the experiences and insights of an insiderand a guide for anyone who wants to bring about similar changes in any city. It includes "best practice" models from municipalities across the nation, supplemented by the contributions of "guest authors" who offer stories and tips from their own experiences in other cities. Intended as a "roadmap" for policy makers, public officials and representatives, large-scale builders and land developers, and green advocates of every stripe, Building an Emerald Cityis that rare bookone that is both inspirational and practical.
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FOREWORD 37 CHAPTER 3
Setting the Stage 42 Navigating Change with Early Adopters 44 Program Phasing
The Promise of Green 47 Organizational Culture and Change Building 49 Marketing and Outreach 1 Climate Change and Green Building 54 Tips 2 ...
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