Document that the new construction or major remodeling of a public building has met the SB 2030 energy standard or has met or qualified under a green building or energy framework.
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Buildings and Lighting
Benchmark energy and water usage, identify savings opportunities in consultation with state programs, utilities and others to implement cost-effective energy and sustainability improvements.
Provide incentives for energy, water and sustainability improvements in existing residential, not-for-profit and commercial buildings/building sites.
Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
Create economic and regulatory incentives for redevelopment and repurposing of existing buildings.
Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Adopt commercial development and design standards for auto-oriented development corridors and clusters.
Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems and valued community assets.
Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life, public health, and adds value to surrounding properties.
Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.
Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.