Santa Clara County - County Green Building Standards Code

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Eligibility: 
Commercial
Construction
Local Government
Residential
Installers/Contractors
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: 
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Program Info
Sector Name: 
Local
State: 
California
Program Type: 
Building Energy Code
Summary: 

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance public health and welfare and assure that green building principles and practices are incorporated into new development to limit impacts to the natural and human environment within unincorporated Santa Clara County, The green building provisions referenced in this chapter are designed to achieve the following goals: 

  • Increase energy efficiency in buildings
  • Reduce potable water demand
  • Encourage natural resource conservation
  • Reduce waste generated by construction projects
  • Provide durable buildings that are efficient, cost effective, and economical to own and operate
  • Promote the health and productivity of residents and workers who occupy and live in buildings within the County

The additions and amendments to this chapter require the accommodation of electric vehicles through the implementation of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).