AbstractThis paper will briefly discuss two emerging technologies that will redefine the business processes within The City of San Antonio. A resolution supporting the establishment of a Green Building Policy for new City-owned facilities was passed on June 29, 2006. This policy commits future City commercial-type buildings will be designed and constructed to the highest stanard that is technically and economically feasible. This policy was first of its kind and focused on the whole "Green Movement." Under the leadership of City Manager Sheryl Scully, all new facilities that dawn the city logo will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified. Pre-existing buildings will be retro fitted with similar technologies. Green Building is the common name for high performance buildings. These buildings are designed and constructed in a manner that maximizes the use and life of the building, while high performance buildings are built to conserve electricity, water and other natural resources'.
(Green Building Facts) In doing so, the lifecycle of operational costs of the building are reduced.
Resolution Supporting a Green Building Policy for New City-owned FacilitiesThe Green Building Resolution was unanimously approved by the