Green building is a "Whole-Systems" approach for designing and constructing buildings that conserve energy, water, and material resources and are healthier, safer, and more comfortable.
In practical terms, green building includes:
Build It Greenwww.builditgreen.org
Build Green Now www.buildgreennow.org
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)www.usgbc.org
Flex Your Powerwww.fypower.org
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Programwww.eere.energy.gov/buildings
EPA Water Efficiency Programwww.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency
EPA Indoor Air Quality www.epa.gov/iaq
Health House www.healthhouse.org
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To encourage C&D recycling, the Town of Danville has adopted a C&D recycling ordinance. The ordinance requires projects within the Town, where the total construction costs are projected to be greater than, or equal to $50,000, or which involve the construction, or renovation of 1,000 square feet or more, including roofing projects OR demolition-only projects (greater than or equal to 300 square feet) to divert 50% of their job debris from the landfill. The ordinace requires submittal of:
Mandatory Use of Certified C&D Facilities In order to be counted toward the project’s 50% diversion requirement, all C&D waste must be taken to a Certified C&D Recovery Facility. The Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) maintains the list of certified facilities. Certified Facilities List for C&D Waste and Recovery and Permitted Recyclers