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Builders are encouraged to go green by participating in San Bernardino County’s Green Building Program. Sustainable building practices reduce environmental impacts during construction and throughout the life of both residential and commercial buildings.

Builders can earn a “green building designation” by following any one of these green rating systems: California Green Builder (CGB), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), any County-approved green rating program or the County’s Green Building Basics Checklist. In return, builders will receive accelerated plan review, priority inspections, design assistance and recognition for all qualified projects.

To participate, complete the County Application for Green Building Program, provide acceptance documentation if you choose the CGB, LEED or another County approved third-party rating system to your nearest County Land Use Services office. No acceptance documentation is required for the Green Building Basics Checklist.

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