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.
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.
The Beacon Award is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, which offers no-cost resources to support the energy and climate initiatives of California local governments. Click here to learn more.