Built Green Santa Barbara





Built Green Resource Center
The Built Green Resource Center offers information, advice, programs and classes on green building processes and materials. It showcases energy independence, water savings, and other sustainable building practices. The Resource Center is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 805-884-1100 to schedule your visit.
Built Green Santa Barbara
The program offers detailed information, materials, and a checklist rating system to help participants. The checklist serves as a guide in making hundreds of decisions that are a usual part of the building process.
Cost Savings
Energy efficient designs and products.
Reduce Health Risks
Construction practices and design components that improve indoor air quality.
Improve Water Quality
practices and landscape designs that improve water quality and contribute to conservation.
Protect Natural Resources
Building practices, waste reduction processes and design elements that reduce the impact on our environment.
Projects will be qualified using the checklist of environmentally friendly actions:
· Site Protection
· Water Efficiency
· Energy Efficiency
· Health & Air Quality
· Materials Efficiency
· Environmentally Responsible Home/Property Ownership 
The program is a voluntary self certification building process designed to create market distinction for builders, architects and property owners who incorporate green building practices in their projects.
Built Green Santa Barbara is a voluntary environmental building program that distinguishes and promotes resource efficient development, design, and construction. Green building practices go beyond energy and water conservation to incorporate environmentally sensitive site planning, resource efficient building materials and superior indoor air environmental quality.


A list of a few of the "green" features and building practices promoted in the Built Green program.

Top Ten Reasons

Contractors in California already build to some of the toughest energy, air quality, storm water management, and water efficiency standards in the nation. Based on choices by the builder and homeowner, Built Green™ goes beyond even these standards to give you added value, added peace of mind.  Click here for the top ten reasons, in no particular order, as to why you should build green.

Who is Built Green?

Built Green is a network of contractors, architects, designers, builders, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, and real estate agents working together to improve quality of life in Santa Barbara.

What is Built Green?

Built Green Santa Barbara is an environmental building program that distinguishes and promotes resource efficient development, design, and construction.