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19 January 2018

Green Re-Building

Marilyn Crenshaw has wriiten a piece on “FIRE, HURRICANE, AND DISASTER REBUILD, TIPS TO EXPEDITITE” dealing with rebuilding after a disaster which happens often and rarely are any of us full prepared for what comes next. This information is invaluable during a time of crisis, confusion and decisions. For example, GREENER – Current International Building Code (IBC) and HUD building codes have become more stringent on energy efficiency. If you had an older structure the rebuild requirements will be more energy efficient. In California we are required to conform to CA Green Code & Title 24 Energy Code. If you lost a commercial building, some states & urban areas require LEED certification. GREENER THAN CODE REQUIREMENT – Currently off-grid projects are greener than code minimums because they produce all of their own utility resources. You can opt to meet various protocols such as: LEED, 2030 Living Building Challenge Net Zero, Passive Haus, Green Globes, Breeam, NGBS, Earth Advantage, EPS, North West Energy, Green Point Rated, Code, Oregon Reach Code, Ansi/GBI, Cal Green, Green Star, Casbee, Asean, EPA LOW IMPACT, BEST PRACTICES, Green-mark, TREES, Green-ship, Berde, Lotus, SUSTAINABLE SITES, BETTER BRICKS, WBDC, GBCI, GreenSpecWater Wise, Water Sense, Dark Sky, Cool Roof, UL, Ansi, Ashrae, IESNA. ADA, Age In Place, IECC, ILC, etc. By 2030 the new normal for the entire USA may be 100% renewables for power productions. To read the entire story, learn more about Marilyn Crenshaw, click here……

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