Green Tools

In the U.S., 43% of carbon emissions and 40% of total energy use is attributed to the construction and operation of buildings (U.S. Dept. of Energy). Building “green” is an approach that uses natural resources efficiently while creating quality buildings that improve human health, support a better environment and provide cost savings. This is achieved through using premium building materials, reducing energy and water use throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.


Certification Programs

Local Case Studies


Construction & Demolition Reuse/Recycling (link available soon)

Energy Efficiency/Incentives

Water Conservation/Incentives

For more information on building green within the City of Tacoma, contact Beth Jarot, Green Building Specialist at or 253-208-4351.

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