Project: SACRAMENTO GREEN BUILDING TASK FORCE

What is the goal?

The Green Building Task Force was a team of experts formed to review and recommend specific strategies to the Sacramento City Council and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors that would increase green building practices and move the communities towards achieving sustainability goals.

Why is this important?

Reducing the amount of energy needed by existing and new buildings is an important part of minimizing the Sacramento region’s contribution to climate change and its negative impacts to weather, wildlife, fire risk, growing seasons and landscapes. California’s Global Warming Solutions Act requires a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In the Sacramento region the built environment– homes, apartments and commercial buildings– contribute approximately 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

What is Valley Vision doing about it?

In 2010 Valley Vision managed a Green Building Task Force in partnership with the City and County of Sacramento. The Task Force membership represented a broad range of experts with different perspectives about how to increase energy-saving building practices.  To help educate the members Valley Vision researched best practices and green building programs from other places, did outreach to experts, gathered public input through multiple community meetings, and drafted a final report with recommendations for ways that the City and County could help owners and builders save energy.

When?

The Green Building Task Force was formed in 2010 and completed their work that same year.

Partners

  • City of Sacramento
  • County of Sacramento
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