Building green in SF - Page 2

The city considers rival plans to implement mandatory green design standards for new residential and commercial buildings

Rather, it is composed of developers, financiers, architects, and engineers.

"We feel it represents a good variety of industry people, and so far we haven't received any negative responses on the ordinance," Mark Palmer, San Francisco's green building coordinator, told us.

Smaller residential buildings in San Francisco will not require LEED certification, but could be required to follow a GreenPoint scorecard developed by Berkeley nonprofit Build It Green.

Newsom's ordinance will be presented March 19 at the Building Inspection Commission, which has already forwarded Peskin's measure to he Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee. According to Peskin's office, the two ordinances will likely be combined once supervisors decide which standard to seek.

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