Green building requirement fails in Southern California

03/3/2008 | San Diego Union-Tribune

After failing to convince skeptical residents and businesses to adopt "green" building standards, Chula Vista, Calif., Mayor Cheryl Cox has withdrawn a proposed law that would have governed development in her city's downtown core. With residents set to vote on a 45-foot building cap in several months, the mayor still hopes to advance her agenda. "Green buildings lower energy use, they promote indoor air quality, they result in discounted insurance premiums, they reduce maintenance and equipment failure due to coordinating construction from the outset," she said.

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