Green building is now mandatory for all of California A new, three-tiered set of building codes is now in effect, giving designers, builders and even inspectors something to study and implement.
In recent years, the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards have become the most widely used benchmarks for "green" construction practices. While Wally Geer believes LEED is a valuable and beneficial program, he says California's new CalGreen codes provide a less complicated path to the same goal.
One thing that is pro-actively addressed in the new CalGreen codes, Geer says approvingly, is water conservation.
Wally Geer's "Working With Cal-Green" workshops -- one each for residenta (morning) l and non-residential projects(afternoon) -- are being held at The Fireman's Fund building in Novato tomorrow. Registration information here.