Green Building Guidelines
JANUARY 2004 Edition
The Home Remodeling Green Building Guidelines are designed for professional contractors and homeowners. The Guidelines offer:
- Cost-effective suggestions to minimize construction-related waste, create healthier and more durable homes, reduce operating costs for homeowners and support local manufacturers and suppliers of resource-efficient building materials.
- Methods to reduce the impacts of building in Alameda County communities; including solid waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency and resource conservation.
The practices contained in these Guidelines were selected for their viability in today’s market and their ability to promote sustainable building. Contractors using this booklet will differentiate themselves in the marketplace while protecting our environment.
The Guidelines were developed through a partnership among local developers, architects, contractors, green building experts and staff of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board .
Table of Contents
Green Building Materials Database: A comprehensive Bay Area resource list for purchasing Green Building materials and services listed in the Residential Green Building Guidelines.
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