Pasadena’s New Green Building Codes’ Preview

December 08, 2010 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

The planning officials of Pasadena, a city in Los Angeles County, California are planning to give a free preview of the state’s new green building codes. Pasadena’s planning officials will host a public meeting about the green building codes to building owners and construction professionals like builders, architects, contractors, and engineers.

Pasadena’s New Green Building Codes’ Preview

The public meeting about the green building codes will be on December 15, 2010 at 6 pm in the Permit Center, situated at 175 N. Garfield Ave.

By January 1, 2011, the Pasadena Planning Department will start to implement the new green building codes including the 2010 California Building Code, the 2010 California Residential Code, and the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code.

Pasadena city officials stated the building codes are reorganized every three years to keep current with the industry’s standards.

The Planning department’s safety and building division will be showing the general idea of the changes, plus their potential effects on the construction projects.

According to Neville Pereira, Pasadena’s chief plans examiner, the new green building codes’ standards’ preview on the public meeting will generally give the people in the building industry an overview on how certain projects are going to be reviewed by the city officials.

The Pasadena Water and Power will send a representative to discuss rebates and incentives for energy and water efficiency. A planning official will also discuss about the new codes and how it is inline with the Pasadena’s sustainability objectives.

The newly updated green building codes applies to all newly constructed buildings, renovations and additions to an existing building, which will affect majority of building projects city officials will review.

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