The City of Santa Cruz Green Building Program was one of the earliest founders of a mandatory Green Building Program nationwide.
The Green Building Program has been updated!
Please reference the Residential Guidelines and associated checklists for residential projects.
Please reference the Non Residential Guidelines and associated checklists for non residential projects.
Cal Green Mandatory Measures are recognized within the Checklist for user ease.
**The Checklists are interactive documents in an Excel format. The Checklist can be exported, made into a PDF, or printed- and then attached and incorporated into your project plans.**
Documents for Green Building Program
Construction Waste Management Plan
List of Solar Contractors
To reference the Cal Green Mandatory Measures, please see the following links:
Chapter 4- Residential Mandatory Measures
Chapter 5- Non Residential Mandatory Measures New Construction
Chapter 5- Non Residential Mandatory Measures Tenant Improvements
2013 Amended Green Building Ordinance
The City's Water Conservation website offers rebates for toilets, clothes washers, lawn removal, and rain barrels to name a few.
Beyond the savings involved with making intelligent energy efficiency investments there are a variety of funds available to the community that can help absorb some of the initial costs. For rebates through PG&E, click here.
Jennifer Werner, Green Building and Environmental Specialist
809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-420-5124 * * FAX: 831-420-5434