St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral – a 200-year-old religious sanctuary in Buffalo, New York – has spent the better part of a decade trying to decide what to do with its mostly vacant 121-year-old parish house on Pearl Street, according to a report last week by The Buffalo News. But on February 27, the historic church won approval from the Buffalo Planning Board to convert the space into seven market-rate apartments and a first-floor commercial office suite that will help pay for the church’s heating/energy bills, as well as other, mounting operational costs.
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Believing that its aspirations and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder, Colorado, is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code that it believes will be stricter on emissions and easier for customers to use, according to a February 25 by the Boulder Daily Camera.
The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter is launching a first round of “green professionals” (GPRO) courses that target on-the-ground building professionals who seek to integrate sustainable practices into their core knowledge , according to a February 7 report by Construction & Demolition Recycling.
California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-11) introduced legislation (SB-71) on January 9 that would require buildings erected in the Golden State to be equipped with solar arrays, according to a report by Pacific Standard magazine.