Los Altos was one of the first cities to adopt comprehensive Green Building regulations in December of 2007.

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The State's uniform and standardized approach is mandated throughout the State of California.

Los Altos is supportive of a statewide approach to green construction and adopted the California Green Building Standards Code with minor amendments effective January 1, 2014.

Similarly, the increase in green building regulation could have similar deleterious effects ([], p. This paper will begin by providing a background on how the FHA’s implementation of government policies supported or increased racial and socioeconomic segregation by causing urban sprawl and gentrification.

Next, it will provide a summary of three green building publications: (1) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), (2) Cal Green, and (3) the San Francisco Green Building Ordinance (SFGBO).

The aim of this paper is to analyze the unintended consequences of green government policies.

This paper begins by providing a background on how the implementation of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) government policies supported or increased racial and socioeconomic segregation by causing urban sprawl and gentrification.

Green buildings, especially larger commercial and institutional building portfolios, will increasingly be managed by cloud-based big data platforms.

This trend is reflected by a large number of new entrants and new products in fields of building automation, facility management, wireless controls, and building services information management during the past 3 years. This trend was reinforced by DOE's new rule for federal projects,announced in October 2014.

Developers of commercial and even residential buildings have begun to showcase net-zero energy designs to gain competitive advantage.