Green Source Magazine: Cracking the Green Building Code

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“Voluntary green rating systems were never intended to serve as mandatory building codes. Instead, they were designed to entice the segment of the building community that was willing and able to move beyond conventional construction practices to begin exploring innovative methods to improve building performance while minimizing environmental damage the creators of these programs assued that by encouraging a relatively few intrepid leaders to voluntarily push the envelope, the general market woud follow.”

Source: Green Source Magazine