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Building Services - Permit Center
Sustainable Site Planning
Is the site serviced by public transportation?
Are existing site conditions being protected during the building process?
Are native plants utilized to manage water runoff?
Conservation of Materials & Resources
Do they have recycled content and/or are they recyclable?
Are they resource efficient such as engineered wood products?
Is construction waste minimized and then recycled?
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Is the heating, cooling, and ventilation system properly sized?
Is the duct system sealed and insulated?
Will the building be tested for air leakage?
Safeguarding Water & Water Efficiency
Are all appliances water-conserving with an
or other similar certification?
Are toilets dual-flush?
Is rainwater being collected and used for toilets?
Indoor Environmental Quality
Is moisture content of lumber measured prior to enclosure?
Does carpet, pad and adhesives meet an accepted 3rd-party certification?
Are interior adhesives and sealants low-volatile organic compounds (VOC)?
Building Green Costs
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