Green Building Guidelines
Contra Costa County has adopted these Green Building Guidelines as a vital informational resource that can help encourage local homeowners and builders to use green building materials and techniques for residential projects. They contain cost-effective suggestions to minimize construction-related waste, create healthier and more durable homes, reduce operating costs for homeowners and support local manufacturers and suppliers of resource-efficient building materials.
The Bay Area cities or counties that have established Green Building Programs almost exclusively use these residential Green Building Guidelines, as well as the associated GreenPoint
checklist and GreenPoint Rated
system. The Home Builders Association of Northern California publicly endorsed these green building guidelines as a mandatory standard for Bay Area cities and counties
in January 2008. These Guidelines were orginally created for Alameda County and are now updated and maintained by Bay Area Build It Green.
Home Remodeling Edition (2007)
The below are all PDF files that can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Ideal for homeowners and building professionals involved with remodeling. User-friendly suggestions for green home remodeling, including reducing construction waste, lowering utility bills, creating healthier and longer-lasting homes, and more.
New Home Construction Edition (2007)
Ideal for building professionals involved with construction of new single-family homes; also useful for homeowners who are considering building a new home. Practical, cost-effective suggestions for minimizing construction waste, creating healthier and more durable homes, reducing homeowner’s maintenance and utility costs, and more.