San Francisco Passes Stringent Green Building Requirements
San Francisco is the first city to require larger commercial buildings (those over 25,000 ft2, or 2,300 m2) to be certified through the U.S. Green Building Council; the legislation does allow developers to request alternate documentation paths without certification.
The requirements go into effect immediately and become increasingly stringent until 2012. The new standards grew out of recommendations from the mayor’s task force on green building, created in 2007 (see
Wendt, A. (2008, August 28). San Francisco Passes Stringent Green Building Requirements. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/san-francisco-passes-stringent-green-building-requirements