Building & Construction

The way all of this connects is through it all working together, cause if we use them altogether we will have a greater impact agents what we are currently doing to our planet and will lower our carbon footprint. Another reason why using these technologies together will work wonders is because we will have a constant energy source that is clean and will make it even more reliable than one or another. A good feature of using things like earthships as homes is its using the waste we are making and recycling them into livable homes for the people on our planet making the once waste into something very useful.


EPA is the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States, they are the ones that make the laws and use the penalties for not following the laws and breaking the regulations. This also connects with the zones and why they are the way they are and they decide which zone is decided what they are assigned too

Zoning and Challenges

The main issue we can run into from zoning is when the area we are trying to build on is labeled as land for a different cause. The reason why this is such an issue is because the government controls the zones meaning we have to get special permission. Otherwise you would not be able to make the changes and build the structure you would like Zoning laws specify upon what can take place in each area. Including regulating lot size, placement, density and the height of structures placed.

Laws For Massachusetts

Laws vary from state to state

MGL c. 40A Zoning - Gives cities and towns authority to adopt ordinances and bylaws to regulate the use of land, buildings and structures.

MGL c. 40B Regional planning - Permits a city or town to plan jointly with other cities or towns to promote development and prosperity within their area. Sections 20-23 of Chapter 40B specifically deal with affordable housing. Chapter 40B is also referred to as the "Anti-Snob Zoning Act" or the "Comprehensive Permit Statute."

MGL c. 40R Smart-growth zoning - Encourages "smart growth" to preserve open space while increasing affordable housing.