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Proposal for green building code in Pennsylvania seems unlikely

It’s the merging of more environmentally-friendly building and technology somewhere in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wants the state legislature to look into enacting building codes that would require more green technology, according to his budget address earlier this month. Those fiendish Communists in California have building codes structured around reducing the carbon footprint of […]

green-building-materialsIt’s the merging of more environmentally-friendly building and technology somewhere in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wants the state legislature to look into enacting building codes that would require more green technology, according to his budget address earlier this month.
Those fiendish Communists in California have building codes structured around reducing the carbon footprint of both residential and commercial structures. Whether Rendell wants to go that far hasn’t yet been confirmed.
“Buildings account for 40 percent of our energy use. They consume 72 percent of our electricity, emit 38 percent of our CO2 emissions, and use 13.6 percent of our water,” Rendell said during his address, using nation-wide data from the U.S. Green Building Council. “If we are going to become energy independent and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, we need to push the envelope on conservation. A green building code does exactly that.”
Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has introduced similar legislation for the city, but it is waiting a hearing next month.
However, there is already a sense of malaise about the proposal from a conservative-leaning state legislature, many members of which are skeptical about so heavy a government imprint on building.
In a city that is home to the country’s tallest sustainable building, but short of other green standards because of a waterless urinal union debacle, the view may be different.
Image from C2C.

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