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Chicago to go green!

Posted in Models by fedwards on December 4th, 2007

Reported on 8 November in The Oregonian, CITY UNVEILS CARBON TAX PLAN by Dylan Rivera and Scott Learn, city officials in Chicago plan to charge builders for new homes built that are not extremely energy efficient in addition to requiring an energy efficiency report completed by home inspectors. Alternatively, officials will pay cash rewards to developers who make buildings that save at least 45 percent more energy than the code requires.

The plan will go before Portland, Chicago, residents, in hearings, in January. With passage, the carbon-fee rules would be in place by 2010. However, builders are already pushing back.

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