The city of Las Vegas, together with its community partners, is developing a “green building” tool to help encourage and promote environmentally conscious development in the city.
“Green Building” is the process by which natural resources, environmental and health considerations are considered in every process of the design, construction and operation of the built environment. As an alternative to traditional development, “Green Building” design and building techniques minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of building.
Brochures are now available to let the public know about “green buildings” in the city, as well as other programs offered in development, including the Southern Nevada Green Building Initiative and the United States Green Building Council – Las Vegas Chapter. These brochures can be found at the current planning front counter, as well as at pre-application conferences, at the city of Las Vegas Development Services Center, 731 S. Fourth Street.
In addition, the Planning Department is developing an incentive program that would further encourage developers to implement “green building” practices in their projects. That program is scheduled to go before the city council for consideration later next year.
For more information on the brochures and green building, contact Rob Levrant, planner I with the city of Las Vegas Planning and Development department, at 229-6539.
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