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Basalt, go green

Dear Editor:

In recent years, green building policies have become increasingly popular, both in the Roaring Fork Valley and in towns and counties across the United States. Our group plans to propose a green building policy to the Basalt Town Council at the town meeting Tuesday. We believe that such a policy would promote positive change in the Basalt community. It aims to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings, improve energy efficiency, and increase the quality of life for Basalt citizens.

Our proposal, the Basalt Efficient Building Policy, would adopt the green building point system requirements used by the Carbondale Efficient Building Program for all new commercial and residential buildings and remodels. The policy would also provide a reduction in the cost of building permits for buildings that exceed requirements. Our group would like input and support from the Basalt community in this endeavor, so we invite all Basalt citizens to attend the meeting on April 14 at 5:30 p.m., or contact us at basaltefficientbuilding@gmail.com.

Chiara Del Piccolo, Aimee Wood,

Rosa Saucedo and Erin Erickson

Carbondale


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