Opposition to pending LEED-driven legislation in the Garden State by the New Jersey Building Materials Dealers Association suggests an increase in the level of scrutiny for state- and local-level green building regulations in 2010.
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An upcoming series of webinars will explore implementing the Green Globes rating system in the context of existing buildings.
In spite of facing massive budget shortfalls, New Jersey legislators will consider two different green building bills during their 2008-09 term. We reviewed both bills over at gbNYC earlier this fall; one would require affordable housing developers to include sustainable design features (though not formal third-party certification) while the second would offer low-interest loans to developers who achieve a LEED Silver level of certification. As the economy worsens, though, it will be a tough sell in Trenton to hand tax breaks to private interests. I expect that green building legislation across the country will face similar scrutiny- particular if litigations like the AHRI case in New Mexico cause legislators to more carefully consider how their regulatory schemes are crafted.
Two pieces of green building legislation introduced by a Hudson County legislator are now pending before the New Jersey state legislature in Trenton, and would apply to residential development in the Garden State.
There’s quite a bit of important green building-related activity taking place across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.
A new program will provide over $100 million towards financing solar power systems across the state of New Jersey.