Santa Rosa-Build it Green (SR-BIG) was adopted by Santa Rosa City Council as a voluntary program (Resolution No. 26572) in August 2004 to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach. In recent years, green building design, construction and operational techniques have become increasingly widespread. Many homeowners, businesses, and building professionals have voluntarily sought to incorporate green building techniques into their projects.
In December 2007 Santa Rosa City Council passed Resolution No. 27001 adopting the green building guidelines for all new construction. City officials believed that transitioning from a voluntary to a mandatory program was a natural progression. As of 2009 Community Development has taken over this endeavor.
*Currently in development is a region-wide Building Retrofit Program for existing buildings. More information will be available in January.
City of Santa Rosa recognized as an Early Adopter of GreenPoint Rated
December 8, 2009