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Scotland's Green City

Leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland have adopted a new green building code to lessen the environmental impact of development.

"Under the Standards for Sustainable Buildings code, due to be unveiled by city planning leaders, every application for a development of more than 1000 square metres will have to include a pledge to provide ten per cent of its power through renewable energy sources on site.

Developers will also be forced to reduce CO2 emissions from the construction work, and they will have to fill out a new assessment form pledging to build environmentally-friendly developments that minimise pollution and strive to use recycled building materials.

The move comes as part of a Government drive to cut carbon dioxide emissions - one of the main causes of global warming - by 60 per cent by 2050. It also comes amid a Scottish Executive drive to ensure that the country generates 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020."

Full Story: Edinburgh's green building code unveiled

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