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Fun with Building Codes: SF Goes Green

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San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved what is mostly likely the nation's largest and most comprehensive green-centric building code overhaul. Designed by Mayor Newsom's Green Building Task Force, the codes will help lead San Francisco into its place in environmental paradise by reducing carbon emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by the magical date of 2012, a reduction of 60,000 tons. Expect to see existing rules go green over the next five years. Though an always-confident Gavin denies it, construction and property costs should also rise during the transition— hey, it's not easy or cheap being green.
· SF: Supervisors Approve Green Building Ordinance [CBS 5]
· Gavin Swears Greening Won't Send City into Red [Curbed SF]