City of Santa
Green Building Tours
On Saturday May 2, 2009, the City of
Santa Monica will host a Green Building tour at several buildings
in and near Santa Monica. The tours will run from 10 AM to 3
PM. You can find information about the different tour sites
below, and please check back as information is updated. Closer to
the date of a tour, we will post a map to the tour sites.
There are no tickets for the tour –visit the tour
sites at your own pace and schedule, but please be mindful of the 10 AM
and 3 PM time frame for the tour. The tour sites below are homes
and businesses for people in the community, so please be respectful in
your visits to the sites.
Although there are no tickets for the tour, please
RSVP to email@example.com
with the number attending and the sites you would like to visit, so that
we can anticipate how many people to expect.
Building Code Requirements
went into effect May 22, 2008.
Requirements affect ALL new construction
Building Materials List
This list contains
information about where to find green building materials and supplies.
It is for information only and no guarantee, claim, or recommendation is
made by the City about the products and suppliers in this
Santa Monica Green
The City of Santa Monica has a
commitment to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and
promoting sustainability. In order to fulfill this commitment, the City
has adopted a set of requirements and recommendations to encourage the
development of "green" buildings without forcing excessive costs or
other burdens upon developers, building owners or occupants. The City
has also developed Green Building
Guidelines to explain possible ways of achieving green building
This site contains information both on what you must do and what you
might consider doing in order to achieve Santa Monica’s standards of
excellence in green building design and construction.
For information on green techniques in general, and strategies for
both Required and Suggested practices, see the Green
Building Design and Construction Guidelines link. The Introduction
to the Guidelines contains background information on Santa Monica’s
Green Building Program, as well as explanations of the green building
For information on city requirements for all building projects in
Santa Monica, see the Green
Building Program Requirements.
For information about other City of Santa Monica Environmental
Programs go to http://www.smgov.net/epd.