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My Green Policy Wishlist for 2014

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 09, 2014 01:00 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jan 02, 2014

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Op-Ed   Six items on my policy wish-list for 2014 and beyond. Safe bicycle commuting and walking is high on my wish list for 2014. Photo Credit: Yuba Cargo Bikes It's fun for me to dream about stuff—building products and materials—and how we can make that stuff greener. I recently wrote about 7 wish-list items for greener building products and materials . Today I want to talk policy—six changes we need in the public sphere to bring more sustainability to our built environment and beyond. 1) Strengthen building codes by recognizing resilience I believe that the need for buildings and communities that can withstand heat waves, more intense storms, flooding, drought, and other effects of a changing climate—as well as problems wrought directly by our fellow humans (like terrorism)—point to the need for strengthening building codes and land-use regulations. read more






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