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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Counties and Residential Green Building Standards

Counties and Residential Green Building Standards

The built environment has a profound impact on the natural environment, the economy, and human health and productivity. Homes account for over 20% of the nations energy use and as a result, for over 20% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Home builders and home buyers throughout the country are demonstrating an increased interest in green building  for environmental, health, and financial reasons. Counties can play an important role in providing services, incentives, programs and policies that support the green building movement.


National Association of Counties

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