LEED is the Tool to Restrict Water Use in This Town – Lesson for California?

LEED is the Tool to Restrict Water Use in This Town – Lesson for California?

While much attention was given last week to California Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order, in response to that state’s long running drought, seeking to reduce overall water use by 25%, there may be more to be learned from how the small Town of Hampstead in Maryland responded to its own water crisis in 2008.

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Maryland Sidesteps LEED in Favor of the IgCC

Maryland Sidesteps LEED in Favor of the IgCC

House Bill 207, approved unanimously in both the Maryland House and Senate and expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley this Thursday, May 15, 2014 broadens the definition of a “high performance building” to include any building that complies with a nationally recognized and accepted green building code, guideline, or standard that is reviewed and recommended by the Maryland Green Building Council and approved by the Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services. 

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