Sustainable Building Ordinance: Material Components
This outline will provide a sound foundation on which policymakers may assemble the material components of a sustainable building ordinance. It allows for the quick identification of areas for investigation and inclusion and utilizes an integrated approach to the creation of the sustainable building ordinance. Significant leadership will still be required to review, identify, and to craft a strong ordinance and to secure its passage.
The material components section of the model ordinance addresses the Materials and Environmental Impact. This section will address a building's impact on
resources, the biosphere, and atmosphere by addressing recycling, waste management, refrigerants and the use of reduced impact materials as set forth in an effective sustainable building ordinance.