TASK FORCE ON GREEN BUILDING

Jane E. Lawton, Chair (chosen jointly by Senate President & House Speaker)

Appointed by Governor: Arthur A. Birney, Jr.; Dana L. Bourland; David A. Costello; Julia E. Craighill; Julie E. Gabrielli; Sean P. McGuire; Martin J. Mitchell; Hamid T. Omidvar; Jenefer R. Russum; Stanley J. Sersen; R. Mark Taylor; Beth S. Wojton.

Appointed by Senate President: Gwendolyn T. Britt

Appointed by House Speaker: Jane E. Lawton

Ex officio: Shari T. Wilson, Secretary of the Environment; Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Richard E. Hall, Secretary of Planning.

Staff: Daniel Baldwin; Jason A. Dubow.

c/o Planning Services, Dept. of Planning
301 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2365
(410) 767-4558; (410) 767-3370
e-mail: dbaldwin@mdp.state.md.us
e-mail: jdubow@mdp.state.md.us

Authorized in July 2006, the Task Force on Green Building evaluated and recommended methods to increase public demand for environmentally sensitive communities, and ways to improve low-impact sustainable development (Chapter 610, Acts of 2006). By studying green building techniques and low-impact development codes around the country, it determined what makes a green building program effective. The Task Force also considered how to improve communication regarding a green building program to communities, businesses, and developers. Moreover, the Task Force identified the potential for reducing costs of low-impact development through stormwater management, roadbuilding, and other infrastructure for communities.

The Task Force submitted a preliminary report in January 2007 and its final report to the Governor and General Assembly in December 2007.

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