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Green Building

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Green Building For Builders

Homeowners are increasingly weighing comfort, air quality, and efficiency as higher priorities in purchasing a home. Done effectively, green building can add value to your home and increase energy performance while contributing environmental stewardship.

Want to learn more about designing and building best practices? The Green Built Environment Program provides technical resources, case studies and a lecture series on a variety of green topics.

The Benefits of Green Home Building


Best Practices

City staff have found the websites below to be useful for understanding and implementing best practices. Please also check back in the future as we will continue to add more resources for your use.

http://www.homeperformance.org/

www.greenbuildingadvisor.com

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog


Incentives

Green building incentives are currently under development. If you wish to receive e-mail with progress updates, please contact the Green Building Coordinator. We are hoping to have incentives in place in early 2019.


Case Studies

Do you own or are you building a green residential project and want to participate as a case study? Let us know. Case studies allow builders and owners to share lessons learned and increase the visibility of their project while demonstrating sustainability and management leadership. Case studies must be pursuing a known green certification such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, or WELL Building. Contact the Green Building Program for more information.


Links to Code

Green building is construction that exceeds code. Codes set the minimum acceptable standard for construction in Fort Collins. For information on codes, inspections, and contractor licensing, please see the Building Services page.