Green building is a "Whole-Systems" approach for designing and constructing buildings that conserve energy, water, and material resources and are healthier, safer, and more comfortable.
In practical terms, green building includes:
Ask An Experthttp://www.builditgreen.org/ask-expert is a free hotline providing customized responses to a variety of green building questions.
Submit a Green Building Question online (click on box above) or call 1-888-40-GREEN.
Build It Greenwww.builditgreen.org
Build Green Now www.buildgreennow.org
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)www.usgbc.org
Flex Your Powerwww.fypower.org
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Programwww.eere.energy.gov/buildings
EPA Water Efficiency Programwww.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency
EPA Indoor Air Quality www.epa.gov/iaq
Health House www.healthhouse.org
To encourage C&D recycling, the Town of Danville has adopted a C&D recycling ordinance. The ordinance requires projects within the Town, where the total construction costs are projected to be greater than, or equal to $50,000, or which involve the construction, or renovation of 1,000 square feet or more, including roofing projects OR demolition-only projects (greater than or equal to 300 square feet) to divert 50% of their job debris from the landfill. The ordinace requires submittal of:
Mandatory Use of Certified C&D Facilities In order to be counted toward the project’s 50% diversion requirement, all C&D waste must be taken to a Certified C&D Recovery Facility. The Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) maintains the list of certified facilities. Certified Facilities List for C&D Waste and Recovery and Permitted Recyclers
Links and Resources
For more information on Green Building, take a look at some of these links.
Contra Costa Builder's Guide to Reuse and Recycling
The Contra Costa Builder's Guide to Reuse and Recycling is a directory that was developed to help Bay Area builders, contractors, and residents reuse and recycle construction and demolition materials.
This directory contains valuable information on recycling C&D debris that could assist you with city ordinance compliance, reduce the disposal of valuable resources and save you money! For optimal recycling, call the companies before your construction or demolition project begins.