CODE COMPLIANCE
 


CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING CODE (CAL GREEN)

CAL Green has been in effect since January 2011, and the current 2013 standard went into effect January 1, 2014. . To view the code section-by-section or to purchase the document.

Visit the CalGreen website →


Stay code compliant

We've created a CalGreen checklist of mandatory measures:

Download Mandatory Residential Measures →

Download Mandatory Non-residential Measures →

SAN LUIS OBISPO GREEN BUILDING ORDINANCE (GBO)

The County GBO took effect January 2013. In the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, new homes greater than 2,500 SF must earn a 3rd-party green building certification using either GreenPoint Rated or LEED for Homes. Additional measures apply.

Visit the SLO County GBO website →


GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION
 


LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)

LEED is a 3rd-party green building certification system administered through the non-profit US Green Building Council (USGBC). There are different rating systems for Building Design & Construction, Interior Design & Construction, Building Operations & Maintenance, Neighborhood Development and Homes.

Visit the USGBC website →

GreenPoint Rated

GreenPoint Rated is a 3rd-party green building rating system administered through the non-profit Build It Green, located in Oakland, CA.

Download the Greenpoint Rated Checklist in Excel →

Download the Greenpoint Rated Reference Guide →

Visit the Build it Green website →

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

The Living Building Challenge is a rigorous standard for performance in the built environment and is administered through the International Living Future Institute. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

Visit the Living Future website →


2030 CHALLENGE
 


Architecture 2030

Architecture 2030 has developed targets for the building sector to reach carbon neutrality by the year 2030.

Visit the Architecture 2030 website → 


AIA 2030 Commitment

The AIA has developed a protocol and reporting program to support members in achieving the 2030 Challenge targets. In Balance Green Consulting has signed on to the AIA 2030 Commitment, and is a founding member of the AIA California Central Coast Chapter’s 2030 Commitment Team. Our long-range Sustainability Action Plan outlines our approach to meeting the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Visit the AIA 2030 Commitment website →