Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EPA Assists with State Capital Green Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reporting on its Website that it is implementing a program designed to help state capital cities develop more sustainable communities.

Known as Greening America’s Capitals, the program will work with up to four capital cities annually to help them develop a vision of distinctive, environmentally friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative green building and green infrastructure.

Under the program, the EPA will provide design assistance to establish project strategies that accelerate sustainable development in priority neighborhoods and create sustainability models for other cities to follow.

The results of Greening America’s Capitals may be used to gauge broader applications such as changes to local codes and regulations to better support sustainable growth and green building.