Green Homes

California Green Building Standard (CAL Green)

The California Green Building Standards outline acceptable construction techniques in Commercial and Residential new construction. Visit www.bsc.ca.gov/home/calgreen.aspx to learn more about CAL Green and how it can help your home be more healthy and save you money. 

San Luis Obispo County Green Building Ordinance (SLO GBO)

San Luis Obispo County's Green Building Ordinance is a step toward a healthy and sustainable building environment. Visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/Permits/greenbuilding.htm to find out more about the building code or read the adopted plan here.

Third Party Rating Systems

USGBC LEED for Homes Certification

USGBC's consensus based, LEED for Homes rating system has the most units certified in the world. Visit www.usgbc.org/leed/homes to certify your next home with the latest LEED for Homes rating system.

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Verification

The HERS Index is the nationally recognized scoring system for measuring a home’s energy performance. Visit www.resnet.us/energy-rating to test your home's energy efficiency.

GreenPoint Rated Verification

GreenPoint Rated is a green building rating system that has over 150 measures in categories covering every part of your home's construction. Mandated by the San Luis Obispo Green Building Ordinance if a newly constructed single family home is larger than 2,500 square feet. Visit www.builditgreen.org/greenpoint-rated/ for more information on verifying your next home.


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