CITY HALL — The City Council this week was split on adding to what's already called for in new state green building requirements.
The new standards — dubbed CAL Green — will require new buildings to recycle construction waste, reduce polluting materials and increase energy and water efficiency.
The state requirements apply to residential and non-residential development, including civic, commercial, retail, office and medical buildings.
But some council members have been pushing for more, contending cities should see the state requirements as a baseline.
"In my mind, that's the minimum, and cities should be doing more," Councilwoman Laura Friedman said Tuesday during a hearing on adding more city regulations to the mix.