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DOE Issues Final Rule on Green Building Certification


The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final rule on green building certification systems for federal buildings. The ruling provides flexibility for federal agencies that use a green building certification system for a new building or major renovation. Included in the ruling are criteria that these systems must meet. Among these criteria is a new requirement for a post-occupancy assessment of energy and water savings for the rating buildings to be conducted at least every four years after initial occupancy.

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