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File #: 07453    Version: Name: Requiring Green Building Certification for new City buildings.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/5/2007 In control: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENERGY COMMITTEE (ended 6/2012)
On agenda: 1/22/2008 Final action: 1/22/2008
Enactment date: 1/22/2008 Enactment #: RES-08-00109
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Requiring Green Building Certification for new City buildings.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Robbie Webber, Brian L. Solomon, Michael E. Verveer, Larry Palm, Joseph R. Clausius, Tim Gruber, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael Schumacher, Eli B. Judge, Brenda K. Konkel, Julia S. Kerr
Attachments: 1. U.S. Green Building Council website, 2. Davis Langdon website, 3. Wall Street Goes Green, 4. A Business Case for Green Buildings in Canda, 5. Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits, 6. The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings, 7. U.S. Green Building Council Website - Fees for LEED Certification, 8. Sustainable Buildings Rating Systems Summary, 9. Government Green Buildings Programs Inventory, 10. Madison Green Building resolution fact sheet.pdf
Fiscal Note
This policy resolution does not require an appropriation at this time. The report to be completed by the Facilities and Sustainablity Manager will use existing staff and resources. Any fiscal impact on design, construction and operating costs will need to be considered in future year Operating and Capital Budgets.
SUBSTITUTE - Requiring Green Building Certification for new City buildings.
Whereas, the City of Madison's implementation plan to become a Green Capital City, as detailed in the report Building a Green Capital City: A Blueprint to Madison's Sustainable Design and Energy Future, places a high priority on implementing green building practices in the city; and

Whereas, the City of Madison has entered into the Mayor's Global Climate Change Protection Agreement and the Madison Clean Energy Challenge to significantly reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions; and

Whereas, improving building resource efficiency and energy performance will reduce building energy waste and related greenhouse gas emissions; and

Whereas, the green building design, construction and operation can have a significant positive effect on energy and resource efficiency, waste and pollution generation, and the health and productivity of a building's occupants over the life of the building; and

Whereas, green design and construction decisions made by the City in the construction and remodeling of City buildings can result in significant cost savings to the City over the life of the buildings and can defer obsolescence of those buildings; and

Whereas, in recent years, green building design, construction and operational techniques have become increasingly widespread. Many homeowners, businesses, and building professionals have voluntarily sought to incorporate green building techniques into their projects. A number of local and national systems have been developed to serve as guides to green building practices. At the national level, the U.S. Green Buildi...

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