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 Hayden Beckman, Assistant Planner.
Handouts for specific energy savings areas
Solar energy has been used for over 2700 years. In 700 BC, glass lenses were used to make fire by magnifying the sun’s rays.