Building Code Resources

September/October 2005

Getting a building permit for an alternative building project will take some research and personal involvement with local building officials who have the authority to approve alternative materials, designs and methods of construction.

To improve the chances of success when submitting your application for an alternative building project, include references to similar projects that have been granted building permits and are located as close to yours as possible.

You can find supportive information from the following Web sites:

Green Home Building
Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Ecological Building Network
Smart Communities Network