Governor Paterson of New York has been using his political power for good recently. In May, he ordered all state agencies to switch from bottled to tap water and yesterday he signed the State Green Building Construction Act which requires all new construction and renovations of government buildings to meet green guidelines.
The state's Office of General Services (OGS) will be in charge of the new building standards. While the guidelines haven't been written yet, they will probably borrow heavily from LEED certification requirements. The OGS has 31 LEED-accredited designers and every new construction project overseen by the agency is assigned a LEED professional to identify sustainable building opportunities.
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