California has just adopted the Nation's first state-wide green building standards code. This new code puts California in the forefront of promoting green building technologies along with promoting increased energy and water conservation in our built environment The new code becomes a part of the building codes for the State and as such will be updated every three years to take advantage of lessons learned in implementing these new standards and to allow California designers and builders to take advantage of ongoing improvements in green building techniques and technologies.
The code will be voluntary for the next three years as it is tested throughout the State. It will be used in concert with locally adopted green regulations which are still allowed to be developed to accompany the statewide green code. It will become effective as a voluntary standard in January 2009 and it is expected to be a mandatory part of the 2011 California Building Code.
AIA East Bay chapter member, Steven R Winkel, FAIA, the architect member of the California Building Standards Commission, the body which adopts building codes in California, will explain the development and implementation of the new green code.
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Date: September 24, 2008
Cost: $15 for Chapter members and their guests; $25 for non-members.
Many thanks to our cocktail sponsor CADASYST.
For more information: Jayna Blackwell, CMP 510/464-3600