Municipal Green Building Policies: Strategies for Transforming Building Practices in the Private Sector


Environmental Law Institute
1 April 2008

This report reviews more than 30 municipal policies in the United States that aim to advance green building in the private sector by (1) establishing mandatory green building criteria, (2) providing expedited review as an incentive for green building or (3) offering other direct financial incentives for green building, including grants, fee waivers, tax breaks and bonus development.