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           2009 City of Santa Monica                  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.

Tour Info


Although there are no tickets for the tour, please RSVP to with the number attending and the sites you would like to visit, so that we can anticipate how many people to expect.


Green Building Code Requirements

Requirements went into effect May 22, 2008.

Requirements affect ALL new construction
(including single family dwellings)


New!  Green 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 list.


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Santa Monica Green Building Program

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 alsoColorado Court Project developed Green Building Guidelines to explain possible ways of achieving green building goals.

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 design process.

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

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