Goleta Green Building Policy
updated: Oct 05, 2012, 10:42 AM
Source: City of Goleta
City of Goleta Adopts LEED Silver Standard for New City-Owned Buildings: Policy Reflects Council
Commitment to a Higher Standard for Government Facilities
Goleta City Council showed its environmental leadership
on Tuesday by unanimously approving a Green Building Policy for
government facilities. This action requires all new City-owned buildings of
2,000 square feet or greater to achieve the United States Green Building
Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) rating system Silver certification.
"This is a big step for Goleta as it establishes a new policy for City buildings
allowing Goleta to lead by example," said Ed Easton, Mayor. A new city hall
and fire station are the types of potential future buildings that would be
constructed to the new standard.
"Reducing the environmental impact of construction, operations and
maintenance of publicly-funded facilities, saves taxpayer dollars because
green buildings operate more efficiently, using less energy, water and fossil
fuels. This demonstrates that the City is contributing to larger efforts to
create a sustainable community," continued Mayor Easton.
LEED is the most widely recognized and widely used green building
program. The USGBC created the LEED rating systems and maintains
certification processes for new and existing buildings that together identify
and verify a range of responsible design, construction and maintenance
practices that can improve human and environmental health in buildings
and their surroundings while saving energy, water, and money.
For questions, please contact Valerie Kushnerov, Public Information Officer,
at (805) 961-7507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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