Local Governments Can Take On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Local Governments Can Take On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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stf-platinum-bldg.jpgPasadena, Long Beach, Santa Monica and West Hollywood, have all adopted new strict Green Building Codes, but Los Angeles is poised to become the largest city in the nation to do so.  “According to studies, green buildings on average can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40%. Because buildings account for more than 70% of electricity consumption nationwide, mandating more efficient buildings can help significantly reduce emissions.”

Additionally, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has “made a priority of encouraging development near its rail and bus stations.”

(Read the full editorial in the Lost Angeles Times written by president-elect of the American Planning Association California Chapter)

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