JC taking the LEED in going green

The Jersey City City Council will introduce at its Wednesday meeting four ordinances making Jersey City more like ‘Green City.’
The ordinances call for establishing environmentally friendly and energy efficient standards for city owned-buildings and municipal projects including attaining the coveted LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; creating incentives for voluntary compliance by developers for green building standards; requiring city departments to purchase green products and materials, and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Also, the city is creating a committee made up of representatives from various city departments to oversee and offer input on the implementation of the green initiatives once they are in place.
A PowerPoint presentation on the ordinances, crafted by Mayor Healy and his staff, was given to the council by Assistant Business Administrator John Mercer.

The Wednesday council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 280 Grove St. and is open to the public.

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