Just in time for Earth Day, the Shoreline City Council adopted a Deep Green Incentive Program (DGIP) on April 17, 2017. The DGIP establishes a tiered incentive program for Living and Deep Green Buildings in the City of Shoreline and removes regulatory barriers via code departures.
The Deep Green Incentive Program acts as an important tool for furthering Shoreline’s implementation of advanced sustainability within the built environment to meet city-wide goals, and positions the City as a regional and international leader. Shoreline’s incentive program is serving as a model for King County’s regional code collaboration, as participating municipalities share expertise to facilitate the adoption of the Living Building Challenge and other green building programs. It also encourages developers who are transforming the City to construct to the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard – the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) and Living Community Challenge™ (LCC). The program also recognizes USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification, as well as the regional Built Green’s Emerald and 5-Star ratings for residential projects.
Head over to the International Living Future Institute Blog for the whole story.