California Sets Some Standards (and approves a green building code too)


Good news for those who live in the happiest state on earth. California just unanimously approved the first ever statewide green building code that will not only cut the energy usage of new structures but also is looking to tackle the oncoming water crisis by reducing water used in all structures as well as in landscaping. I would be more pleased, however, if the use of eco-friendly construction materials was more than just “advocated”. Things are far from over though for California as this act will not be put into action until 2010 and the fact that California uses more gas than China is still a ridiculous truth.