Previously written about in September, we explained that if passed this great new local law would give builders an incentive to build green and be green! Depending on certain standards met by them there would be reductions in the building permit of between 20-25%!
There are 24 standards in all, mostly mimicking the LEED ( U.S. Green Building Council for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. Builders would have to meet 12 of these 24 standards in order to receive a reduction in fees.
All in all this is a popular ordinance with many people concerned about high energy costs and wanting to lower their monthly bills. One way of doing so is moving into a home which is as green as possible from the start! Although some builders would prefer a higher reduction the council did not rule this out for the future.
The ordinance was passed 4-1!
If you are thinking about purchasing a home (possibly a green home?!) in New Albany or the surrounding Central Ohio area then please contact The Raines Group for professional Real Estate advice in the Columbus metropolitan area.