The Maplewood Green Building Code is designed to reduce the negative impacts of the built environment on the natural environment and the building occupants. The code was adopted by the City Council in 2013, and is based on the National Green Building Standards for residential buildings and the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) for commercial buildings. The code is mandatory for all City-owned and financed buildings and redevelopment, and voluntary for all privately owned residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in the City.
Developing under the Green Building Code will ensure the City delivers sustainable, resilient, high performance buildings including environmental health and safety as code minimums. It provides fundamental criteria for energy efficiency, resource conservation, water safety, land use, site development, indoor environmental quality and building performance that can be adopted broadly.