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Green Building

Green building is a whole systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings. This approach employs materials and methods that promote natural resource conservation, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

City of Sunnyvale Green Building Program

Green Building Program requirements

California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen)

CalGreen mandatory measures apply to all new construction.

A mandatory measures checklist must be included on a plan sheet for all projects subject to these measures.

CalGreen Mandatory Measures - Residential

CalGreen Mandatory Measures - Nonresidential

Construction (Remodel) and Demolition

Construction and Demolition Waste Tracking Requirements


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The U.S. Green Building Council, through the LEED program, encourages adoption of sustainable building and development practices through a voluntary certification system.

U.S. Green Building Council - Find LEED ratings, education, membership and more

Build it Green

Build it Green is a nonprofit promoting sustainable building practices and green products. The organization also offers checklists for home remodeling, new homes and multi-family homes, and a directory of local professionals.

Find information about green design and building practices

Check Build It Green's local professional directory

Find local suppliers of green products

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2021