Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Different Shade of Green for Maryland


Following on the heels of DC's move two weeks ago to draft legislation requiring private buildings to implement energy-conservation measures by 2012, the Montgomery County Council is set to approve a bill that would approach the "greening" of construction a little differently, offering incentives such as tax-breaks and reduced building fees to those builders who comply with the news standards starting in 2008. The "Green Buildings" bill, which would make Montgomery County one of the most environmentally forward metro areas in the country, will apply to new and public buildings of 10,000 sf or more, and motivate developers to install low-flush toilets and build roofs using plant covers through a combination of reduced building fees and tax rebates.

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