Comments on: A green light for Silicon Valley’s green building regulations http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/22/a-green-light-for-silicon-valleys-green-building-regulations/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: katja64 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/22/a-green-light-for-silicon-valleys-green-building-regulations/comment-page-1/#comment-347375 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 21:29:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19337#comment-347375 I would like to clarify some incorrect information in this post. The standard used for residential buildings in this ordinance is actually GreenPoint Rated, not LEED. The ordinance requires homes greater than 1,200 square feet to obtain GreenPoint Rated certification (50 points). Homes larger than 3,000 square feet must earn one more point for each 100 square feet. Alternatively, homes can be certified through LEED for Homes, which already accounts for home size. GreenPoint Rated is a California-only system which is based on the California Building Standards Code.

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