Friday, May 16, 2008

Costa Mesa Encourages "Green" Building

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January 9, 2008

“Green” Fee Waivers Currently Available Through June 30, 2008

The City of Costa Mesa is currently offering fee waivers for green installation and express Planning and Building Division Plan checks through June 30, 2008. Under the City’s Build Green Incentive Program, all or a portion of the fees will be waived for green installations of solar panels, skylights, domestic tankless water heaters, grey water systems, and similar conservation technology. A rebate may also be offered for green certification. Build Green plans will also be given priority in processing along with the option of preferred morning or afternoon inspections.

The Build Green Incentive Program encourages the elements of green building, which include site design, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, and material selection. A green certified building has 50% less negative impact on the environment than a standard building.

Authorized on September 4, 2007, the Build Green Incentive Program is part of City Council’s adopted Sustainable Municipal Green Policy, aimed at increasing energy efficiency, conserving natural resources, promoting a healthy work environment and environmental responsibility.

For further information on the Build Green Incentive Program, “Green Building FAQs” brochures are available at and at the Development Services Department counter, or please contact Building Official Khanh Nguyen at (714) 754-5277.

Written by, Evan T. Little

Realtor®, EcoBroker®
Volkl Investments Inc.
949.939.9687 phone

My other blogs:
Going "Green" in Orange County
Orange County, CA Community
Real Estate in Orange County, CA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great program, thanks for sharing. I wonder if any of the building owners for our Costa Mesa Apartments are participating.