Sustainable Design and Materials

Policy Description: 

Promote the use of sustainable design and materials in new development, redevelopment, and maintenance of property throughout the City.

Action Items:

Action 1:

Support and maintain up-to-date building, energy efficiency, and plumbing codes.

Action 2:

Develop guidelines to encourage sustainable building practices.

Action 3:

Review and update the Unified Development Ordinance to permit and encourage practices for incorporating natural features in new development, consistent with LEED Neighborhood Development (ND) standards or similar criteria.

Action 4:

Promote LEED certification or similar criteria for new or rehabilitated city buildings.