Green Building

Why Build Green?
Did you know that buildings are responsible for 72% of electricity use, 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, and 30% of waste created annually in the United States? The way that we construct, operate and renovate buildings significantly affects our health, environment and bottom line.

By incorporating green building approaches into your next project, you can:
  • Create a safe and healthy environment inside and out
  • Increase comfort and productivity
  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Protect natural resources
  • Reduce pollution and landfill waste
  • Add beauty and value to your building and surroundings
The Green Building Program
To address this opportunity to make our community more sustainable and livable, the City of Eugene has established a Green Building Program with a vision of making green building practices the norm in Eugene. The Green Building Program offers:
  • Education and Training
  • Incentives
  • Technical Assistance
Explore this website to learn more about green building, how to get help, and additional resources and tools.