D.C. aims to be a green leader with new building codes

The District of Columbia has released a revised set of building codes to make it a leader in green construction.

December 13, 2012

The District of Columbia has released a revised set of building codes to make it a leader in green construction. Under the new codes, new buildings will use 30% less energy than projects under existing regulations.

The new codes will apply to all new or substantially renovated commercial buildings larger than 10,000 sf and multifamily residential buildings that are four stories or taller. D.C.'s codes were last amended in 2006.

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