Green building codes Vancouver, BC, and SF models

Vancouver, British Columbia, states it has the greenist building code of any city in North America.

http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/green-buildings.aspx

A Vancouver resident told me they have recycling, bike trails–the mayor rides his bike to work, food composting, and a carbon tax as well as green building codes.

 

New construction in San Francisco must meet all applicable California codes, provide on-site facilities for recycling and composting, and meet city green building requirements tied to the LEED and GreenPoint Rated green building rating systems.Fo

http://www.sfenvironment.org/article/new-construction-and-major-renovations/green-building-ordinance-san-francisco-building-code

 

http://www.sfenvironment.org/buildings-environments/green-building/green-building-basics

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