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Green Building Tools for Tribes

Kayenta Township Building Code

Kayenta Township, a political subdivision of the Navajo Nation, became the first tribal community in the U.S. to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IGCC)Exitas part of the Township's Building Codes Resolution. They also adopted specific IGCC jurisdictional requirements and project electives and in some cases amended it in the following areas:
  • Conservation Area
  • Agricultural Land
  • Greenfield Sites
  • Site Disturbance Limits on Greenfield Sites
  • Stormwater Management
  • Light Pollution Control
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  • Kayenta Township Building Codes (PDF)(30 pp, 730 K, 08/08/2011)
    Tribal building codes adopted by Kayenta Township in 2011, including green building code language.
  • Tribal Green Building Code Summit Presentation (PDF)(16 pp, 271 K, 7/1/2011)
    Tribal Green Building Code Summit Presentation by the Kayenta Township Building & Safety Department for establishing a building department, developing a code adoption and enforcement process, and hiring staff to carry out the work of permitting, inspection and code enforcement.