Councilman James Kraft, sponsor of the green building law, knows that some developers are unhappy with its requirements. "I assume they will lobby the new mayor to slow them down, but ... they had almost two years to prepare for it." Kraft said he hopes Rawlings-Blake moves quickly to finalize the rules and the city's own green building standards to give developers clear guidance - so Baltimore can stay in the forefront of what he called a nationwide movement.
"All around the country, people are building green," Kraft said.
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