Green Building Program

The goal of the City of Austin Green Building Program is to help build better, environmentally-sound homes via transformation of the residential new construction market.

The Green Building Program offers a membership program for builders and architects who have made a commitment to build "green." The program also provides associate memberships for manufacturers, suppliers, and real estate agents who are associated with green building techniques and materials. The residential program rates new homes and remodeling projects using "green" guidelines on a scale of one to five stars: the more stars the more green features in the home. Homes are rated in five areas: energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, health and safety, and community. A home built in the Austin Energy service area may be rated if the builder or architect is a member of the Green Building Program. The program also offers an array of associated information and education services.

Program Profile