GREEN CODES FOR MADISON COUNTY: FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS”
The Spring 2011 “GEO 325: Land Use and Environmental Planning” class at Eastern Kentucky University presented a set of recommended “Green Planning Codes” for Madison County that will promote such things as: alternative building technologies that reduce or eliminate energy use, water conservation and protection of waterways and riparian areas, and performance-based building and subdivision codes that will allow homeowners and builders to employ emerging and alternative building materials and other emerging sustainable living techniques. The class will finalize and then deliver their recommendations to the Madison County Planning Office and our Green Building Codes group. As soon as I receive a copy, I’ll post it on the blog.
Madison County planning commisioner, Dr. Paula Maiochi and Berea mayor, Steve Connelly were in attendance. Mayor Connelly invited the class to present their recommendations at the next meeting of the Berea Planning Commission who are beginning work on their next comprehensive plan. Dr. Jones agreed. Mayor Connelly is looking in particular for a cut-and-paste, ready-to-go green plan.