Education & Public Outreach – We educate builders, local government and the public through events and educational resources including quarterly newsletters and brown bag events, educational case studies and fact sheets, workshops, conferences speaking engagements, and through our traveling kiosk.
Project Advocacy – Our members meet with builders, developers and home owners who need assistance with their sustainable projects from consultation in the pre-design phase, to reviewing plans, walking the site and discussing potential sustainable techniques, to helping with permitting process.
Policy – We work with local jurisdictions to update their policies and codes to encourage the use of sustainable building practices.
SDTF focuses on five elements of sustainable building:
Buildings consume 40% of the world’s resources. Sustainable materials are less toxic, renewable or sustainably grown, salvaged, or locally produced to help preserve our resources and the environment.
Sustainable buildings and sites conserve water and manage and return water back to the environment in a natural way.
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