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"Walk the Talk" on Green Building, Say Agencies to SF

A couple of talking heads from the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects, issued a clarion call to the people and politicos of San Francisco in today's Chron: Build green, dammit. And think about the children, while you're at it (the kids!): "As leaders of organizations based in San Francisco, we challenge our elected officials to "walk the talk" in creating a more sustainable built environment, not just for today's residents and visitors, but the generations to come." In support of legislation put forward by the Mayor's Green Building Task Force and in opposition to a nay-saying report from the City Controller's office, the agency leaders explain the benefits of building green with a crash course in sustainability. Did you know that we spend 90% of our time in buildings? Buildings that are responsible for 39 percent of total carbon emissions and 12 percent of water use? San Francisco could, and some would argue should, lead the nation in reducing these stats with new building programs. Can we get an amen?
· San Francisco should lead the way - build green [SF Gate]
· Greener Than Thou: Greentopia Now! [Curbed SF]