Washington moves ahead with country's first green building laws

04/22/2005 | SeattlePI.com

Thirty-two buildings in Seattle represent the state's new law -- and the first such law in the country -- requiring that new prisons, offices, schools, colleges and other publicly-funded buildings meet green building standards. Lawmakers say they expect higher up-front costs of building green will pay off in the long run with healthier workers and cheaper utility and maintenance bills.

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