When initially adopted in 2001, the Green Building Program applied to residential homes built in subdivisions platted after adoption of the ordinance. After several years of on-the-ground practical experience, hard data, and hundreds of homes voluntarily built to the standards, the City updated, enhanced, and expanded the program in 2006 to apply to all permits issued after July 1, 2007.
The City has been working with stakeholders on another update, to bring the Program's residential requirements up to current standards and technologies. The draft update reflects suggestions and comments from builders, installers, suppliers, and manufacturers received.
The proposed 2012 standards increase the air quality and energy efficiency by 10 to 15 percent and the water efficiency by 25 to 35 percent. The average homeowner savings on electricity alone is estimated to increase to $501 per year.
- DRAFT 2012 Update (dated: March 20, 2012)
- Public Participation History
Public Meetings / Hearings Schedule
The ordinance wil be scheduled to go before the City Council for review at a later date; no action will be taken at that time, but public comment is welcome. Please check back on this page regularly for updated meeting schedule information.
John Webb, Zoning & Subdivision Administrator