A "Green" building is a structure that is designed, renovated, re-used or operated in a manner that enhances resource efficiency is considered a sustainable, or “green building”. These structures reduce water consumption, improve energy efficiency and lessen a building’s overall environmental impact. Both homeowners and builders can make both small and large types of improvements to property. Below are informational handouts containing tips for reducing energy costs, improving energy performance, and reducing construction waste. If you would like additional infomation, contact the Planning Division at 714-536-5271.
Handouts for specific energy savings areas
Solar chimneys are passive solar ventilation systems. Shafts connect the interior and exterior of the building. The functioning can be improved by glazing and using thermal mass materials. Learn more about solar.