Austin Energy Green Building™, America’s #1 Green Building Program
Austin Energy’s Residential Green Building Program rates new and remodeled homes using sustainable guidelines on a scale of 1 to 5 stars: the more green features in the home, the more stars.
Why choose green?
Better health; greater comfort; lower utility bills; less maintenance; lasting value!
In Your Home or Workplace
Austin Energy Green Building™ offers consulting, resources, and education to help you build an environmentally-sound home and workplace.
For Beginners or Professionals
Whether you’re a homeowner interested in our Green by Design Workshop, or a building professional seeking to rate a project, we can help you design and build with health, energy-efficiency, and the environment in mind. Check out our searchable online directory of local green building professionals.
Top in the Nation
Austin Energy Green Building is the nation’s most successful utility-sponsored sustainable building program. PBS’ This Old House learned of this success and partnered with us on its first ever green build.
Homes are rated in six areas:
Heath and safety
Receiving a Green Home Rating
To rate a new or remodeled home in Austin Energy’s service area, the builder, architect, or designer must coordinate with Austin Energy Green Building™. We play a part by providing information to help you and your building team make good design and specification choices.
See www.austinenergy.com for more information.
Fewer than 50 homes have earned the 5-star rating from Austin Energy. Less than 20 have ever come on the market.
The builder? www.GreenPlaces.com
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