Green Building Law Update Service

Center for Climate Change Law

Building benchmarking refers to the process of measuring and then comparing a building’s energy use with buildings of similar type and size.  It is based on the maxim that you cannot fix what you cannot measure. In 2009, New York City passed Local Law 84, which requires that certain public and private buildings submit annual […]

In October 2011, EPA Region III approved Washington D.C.’s municipal separate storm sewer system permit.  Among other things, the permit requires that dynamic stormwater management techniques such as vegetated roofs and rainfall retention on properties for at least 24 hours must be deployed.   The permit replaces a permit issued by the agency in 2004. According […]

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