Green Building

Overview

Green Building

Green buildings reduce energy consumption, use water more efficiently and use materials with recycled content, thus saving money and natural resources and related greenhouse gas emissions. Local agencies have taken a variety of approaches to embrace green building policies and programs, consistent with the unique characteristics of their individual communities.

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Green Building Case Stories

Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to create more sustainable communities.  These case stories review different local agencies’ experiences related to green building activities.

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Green Building Resources

These resources will help inform your green building activities. Resources include links to organizations, state and federal agencies, tools, guides and tip sheets to support your work. 

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Green Building Resources: Local Ordinances

View examples of green building ordinances from cities and counties that can be adapted to support your work.

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Green Building Resources: Local Projects

Here you’ll find examples of city and county projects and materials that may help with ideas or resources to consider for your community.

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