A green building’s green building documentation should be made with the same principles as the building itself, the green building building code states.
It also says the code should reflect the need for green lighting in the building, which can help prevent vandalism and make the building more aesthetically pleasing.
“If the building has green lights, then they should be visible from all the different angles, so that people can make a decision to walk through,” said Kristin Friesen, a project manager at the Seattle-based Building Green Group, which provides green building and green infrastructure buildings.
Friese said it’s important for people to understand what they’re buying and how they’re getting it.
She said the codes should not be used as an excuse to take over or replace an existing building.
“It should not just be a cheap, low-tech way to make your way through the building,” she said.
“This is a very strong and proven approach that’s been proven by all the green construction projects we’ve done.”
The green building codes for new buildings are not as widely used as the code for older buildings, which include the Green Building Codes, which were created in 1987.
Frysen said the Green Lamp Building Codes are more relevant for new green buildings because they’re more in line with what people are buying, so they can be built without a lot of trouble.
She added that many older green buildings don’t have much of an impact on the environment.
“You can buy a new home for less than $1 million, but it’s going to be a big mess,” she added.
“The building is going to have to be designed to have a sustainable, green feel.”
In Washington, the Green Lighting Building Code was first passed in 2006, but only in the city of Seattle.
The code, which was intended to protect buildings from vandalism, was amended in 2009 to address issues like the amount of lighting needed in older buildings.
It was then revised again in 2016 to include the requirement to have an on-site green building inspector to make sure the building complies with the codes.
Fines for violations are limited to $300 and a $100 penalty is applied to any building owner who violates the rules.
In addition to making sure that the building is designed to meet the building code’s requirements, Friesesen said it should also ensure that the buildings do not create any potential fire hazards.
She also recommends that developers consider using materials that will last longer and be less costly to install.
“Don’t just buy a house, buy a green house,” she told ABC News.
“Green building is the answer to all our green problems.”
The Green Building Guide has also been updated to make green building requirements clearer, including adding information on green building standards and how to comply with them.
The guide also recommends building owners install a solar array and that they install an electric water heater.