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
Explore this website to learn more about green building, how to get help, and additional resources and tools.