July 21, 2015
Today the Building Standards Commission (BSC) unanimously approved additional emergency regulations proposed by the Division of the State Architect (DSA), expanding upon the new water efficiency requirements previously adopted on May 29, 2015, for public schools and community college irrigated landscape areas. Today’s regulations provide additional implementation detail and supplant the regulations approved in the previous action, which were serving as a placeholder. Representatives from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) participated in the DSA stakeholder input process, and our feedback contributed to positive modifications that were incorporated in the final regulations, though the new requirements will still ultimately increase project costs.