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Affordable residential green building program
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 8, TITLE 9
§ 1872-a. Affordable residential green building program.
Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the
authority shall establish and administer a program pursuant to standards
and criteria established by the authority which would provide
information and resources including technical assistance, access to
industry standards, and financing available through the authority or
other public or private sector sources, to developers, builders, design
professionals, and potential owners for the construction of new
residential buildings which are affordable. Such resources shall be
available based upon the use of design and building techniques
established by the authority which promote integrated design practices
for new construction smart growth and smart planning, the reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions, achieve energy efficiency and reduce energy
consumption, encourage the incorporation of environmentally responsible
products, promote the efficient use of all heating fuels and natural
resources, reduce waste and promote a healthy indoor living environment
while maintaining affordability for household incomes as provided in
this section. The authority shall create and maintain guidelines to
establish affordable green residential building standards and criteria,
and to connect potential owners, builders, developers, and design
professionals associated with the construction of residential buildings
with resources for financing, best practices for construction, and other
information to achieve these standards and criteria for implementation
of such program. The authority shall prepare an annual report on such
program which shall be posted on the authority's website.