Green Building practices are being continually being implemented in an ongoing effort to design and construct buildings in a manner that reduces the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
A rainwater harvesting system collects water from a roof in a storage tank where it is then used either inside or outside a building. Designs range from a simple rain barrel at the bottom of a downspout for
watering a garden to extensive cistern systems that can provide a substantial amount of the water someone uses.
Statewide Alternative Methods:
The Reach Code is a set of statewide optional construction standards for energy efficiency that exceed the requirements of the state's mandatory codes. The Reach Code covers a variety of topics including: mechanical systems, lighting designs, overall building design (both residential and commercial), plumbing practices and products.