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Green Building PDF Icon Local Government Green Building Ordinances in California

In recent years, numerous local governments in California have implemented "green" building ordinances. These measures can increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease other harmful environmental impacts. This document identifies the various approaches to green building ordinances that jurisdictions have taken and the most common features of the measures.

Green Building Link Icon  City of Albany (Standards of Compliance- .pdf)

The City of Albany Green Building Standards of Compliance mandate minimum thresholds for civic, commercial and residential projects with levels of stringency set according to building size or number of dwelling units. New single family residential and remodels subject to design review must achieve at least 50 Green Points and be verified at plan check. New Multifamily developments must be the maximum GreenPoints practicable if less than 5 units and the minimum standard if more than 5 units.

Green Building PDF Icon City of Los Altos

Los Altos mandates that all new single and multifamily homes must be GreenPoint Rated, new municipal buildings be LEED certified, and new commercial developments be 15% more efficient than Title 24.

Green Building Link Icon  City of Petaluma

Petaluma's Community Development Department has partnered with Build It Green to launch a voluntary green building program in which GreenPoint Rated homes will be eligible for a $500 rebate, and the first five projects to be GreenPoint Rated will receive plaques and citywide recognition.

Green Building Link Icon  City of Sebastopol
The City of Sebastopol has a green building policy wherein every new residential and commercial buildings and commercial remodels over 1,800 sq. ft. achieve at least 60 GreenPoints in total and at least 15 points in Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency and Resource Efficiency from the GreenPoint Rated guidelines. A third-party GreenPoint Rater must verify compliance.