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Some cities are taking the next step after greening their own operations, requiring larger private-sector projects to meet LEED certiŠed or Silver-level certiŠcations within the next few years. ) • If you have a municipal electric utility or public utility district, convince it to oªer incentives for energy conservation and solar energy systems; often the large cash šows of a utility permit it to oªer incentives that will, over time, allow it to oªset expensive purchases of additional generating capacity in the future; in Texas, Austin Energy, a municipal utility, has been promoting green homes since the early 1990s 22 GREEN BUILDING A TO Z John Edward Linden Designed by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and completed in 2006, the Santa Monica City Library received LEED Gold certification.
Imagine a $30 million movie production going forward without someone Šnally responsible for what goes on the screen. The process of certiŠcation starts with the initial design meetings, where the goals of a project are reviewed and mapped against the LEED evaluation system. When design is Šnished and a project goes out for contractor bid, then the design aspects of the project can be reviewed by the USGBC, and the certiŠcation process begins in earnest, as the architects and engineers begin Šlling out the LEED information templates.
For the past ten years, in ever-increasing numbers, we have begun to see development of commercial structures using green building techniques and technologies. With more than 1,200 corporations issuing sustainability reports of some form in 2006, it is clear that this market will not be a short-lived fad. 3 Most long-time participants in the real estate, architectural design and building construction industries realize that sustainable design is the biggest sea change in their business careers.