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Voluntary vs. Mandatory Programs

Many progressive cities in Orange County are creating positive change while protecting the environment by offering voluntary green building programs for builders to follow. Whether they’ve adopted an existing comprehensive certification program or developed their own proprietary set of guidelines, many jurisdictions offer valuable incentives to encourage builders to incorporate the new green building standards into their new projects.

All green building programs in Orange County are voluntary, not mandatory, which gives builders more flexibility during the planning stages.

Please take a moment to review the following list of Orange County cities who have officially adopted a specific green building certification program or developed their own.

Anaheim – Green Connection

Costa Mesa – Build Green

Huntington Beach – (Full program in development stages):
Huntington Beach Green Building Handout – from HB Planning Dept.
HB adopts Energy Efficient Permit Waiver Program

Voluntary Lake Forest Green Home Education Program

Mission Viejo 2-Year Pilot Program

San Clemente – (Full program in development stages)

San Juan Capistrano – Green Building Program

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