A *Sustainable Building Technical Manual* (co-sponsored by Public Technology, Inc.; U.S. Green Building Council; U.S. Dept. of Energy; U.S. EPA) has recently been published. *The manual*s primary intent is to provide public and private building industry professionals with suggested practices across the full cycle of a building project, from site planning to building design, construction and operations.*
While the manual does not provide a *blueprint* for sustainable design--and as we*ve seen in discussions on this list, there isn*t *a* right way for many design decisions--it does walk one through the types of things to consider, and the questions to ask. (Presumably with the help of a professional.) Throughout the manual there are references to local governments, what they can do, and things they should think about. I think the material would be useful for folks planning a new school.
Has anyone seen this? If so, what do you think?
(I believe more info is available on the Green Building Council web site.)
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