Build Green Initiative

Overview

Build Green Initiative

Rocklin - Green is a voluntary program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach. We encourage contractors, developers and homeowners to build and design residential homes and commercial building space to increase energy and water efficiency.

Rocklin - Green is a voluntary program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach. We encourage contractors, developers and homeowners to build and design residential homes and commercial building space to increase energy and water efficiency.

- is a voluntary program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach. We encourage contractors, developers and homeowners to build and design residential homes and commercial building space to increase energy and water efficiency.

The pages in this section give more information about the Build Green Initiative and Green Building:

  • Rocklin Build Green Initiative
  • What is Green Building?
  • Benefits of Green Building
  • How to Build Green
  • Success Stories
  • Build Green Resources & Links
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Success Stories

The following are examples of Rocklin-based companies who have embraced the use of green building/sustainable building practices, and the use of renewable energy. Please contact the companies directly for more information.


Newland Communities


Standard Pacific Homes’ Caspian Run Community in Rocklin

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How To Build Green

There are numerous resources to help contractors, developers and homeowners build green buildings. For residential projects, a good place to start is the Build It Green website. 

Landscape and Water Use

Solar Energy

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Benefits of Green Building

The community benefits by more efficient use of water, energy and materials and improved land use and indoor air quality.

Builders benefit by using green building principles to deliver a higher quality product that increases customer satisfaction and helps them differentiate themselves and their company in the marketplace.

Utilities benefit by gaining important peak load reductions allowing maximization of power plant, water and sewer capacity and reducing the need to construct new facilities.

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Rockin Build Green Initiative

Rocklin - Green is a voluntary program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach. We encourage contractors, developers and homeowners to build and design residential homes and commercial building space to increase energy and water efficiency. Resources include the Build it Green organization for residential projects, and the U.S. Green Building Council - LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for non-residential projects.

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What is Green Building?

Green BuildingAccording to Build it Green (a non-profit environmental organization), Green Buildings are sited, designed, constructed and operated to enhance the well-being of occupants, and to minimize negative impacts on the community and natural environment. 

Green Buildings: