Ketchum City Council approved a mandatory green building code applying to new residential construction projects which encourages high efficiency, healthy buildings. The Code will be go into effect on May 16th, 2012.
Based on the National Green Building Standard, the code will address Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Operations and Maintenance. The adoption of the code is the product of nearly two years of research and public outreach.
Ketchum is the first jurisdiction in Idaho to implement a mandatory green building code.