The City of Santa Monica has scheduled a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to its green building requirements from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, December 7th at the Santa Monica Main Library multi-purpose room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Some of the city’s proposed changes include:

– Mandatory compliance with ENERGYSTAR for all new low-rise residential projects;

– Energy performance being 15 percent better than Title 24 2008 for all new construction;

– One-quarter-gallon per flush maximum for all new urinals;

– Minimum of three cycles of concentration for all new cooling towers; and

– Seventy-percent diversion of construction and demolition waste from landfill.

Other planned changes for green building requirements include mandatory carbon monoxide sensors to control fans in parking garage areas.

If time permits, forthcoming changes to the California Green Building Standards Code as well as issues related to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification will be discussed.

To RSVP for the meeting, Brenden McEneaney, green building program advisor, at (310) 458-8549, or