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Green Building Legal Research Guide: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Policy Materials

The focus of this guide is the search for local land use laws relevant to green building law. This research guide includes links to primary and secondary sources.

Websites Containing Case Studies

These websites contain case studies, in addition to other materials, such as links to relevant municipal ordinances.

Policy Materials

Websites Containing Case Studies, and Policy Materials: State-Specific

These websites contain a combination of case studies, and  policy materials.  Each website focuses on materials from one state. 

Sample Ordinances

Websites Containing Ordinances: State-Specific

These websites contain lists of / links to relevant municipal ordinances.  Each website focuses on materials from one state. 

Guidelines and Best Practices

Collections of guidelines and best practices can provide useful starting points when researching aspects of land use law such as green building law. Start with the guidelines and best practices, and then you can work back to the municipalities that are using those development tools.