Green Building Program

We’re working as a community to build a stronger, more enduring and sustainable city – and we would be pleased to have you join us in our mission. Building smarter and planning with an eye to the future:
  • Creates healthy indoor and outdoor environments
  • Lowers energy use and operating costs
  • Reduces the impact on our community and planet
  • Sustains our natural resources
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The many incentive programs we offer are designed to help you build greener – and more successfully – in Anaheim.

Green Building Incentives
  • $1,000-$30,000 upon certification by USGBC (LEED), California Green Build, Build It Green or other rating programs.
  • Design review assistance through new construction program
  • Initial green building and expedited plan check fees of up to $50k will be reimbursed
Incentives at a Glance

Commercial Projects

LEED Certification Level
Incentive
Certified $15,000
Silver $20,000
Gold $25,000
Platinum $30,000

Residential Projects

Number of Housing Units
Incentive
1-3 $1,000-$2,000
4-6 $2,500-$3,500
7-10 $4,000-$5,500
11 or more
$6,000 maximum
A wide variety of rating programs, such as Build it Green, California Green Build and Green Building Initiative Green Globes, offer certification for projects that include:
  • Affordable housing
  • Commercial
  • Multi-family
  • Single-family
  • Small business
  • Other appropriate projects
How to Use Anaheim’s Green Building Program
  1. Select a rating program: Take a look at the charts above and select the appropriate level of LEED certification or number of housing units.
  2. Reserve your rebate: Please contact the Green Building Program manager to reserve your rebate.
  3. Build your project: With your chosen rating program and its requirements in hand, you can start designing your dream project. While you are putting the final touches on construction, you can start applying for the many energy and water incentives available. This will help boost your bottom line, reduce payback time on your investment and lower operating costs.
  4. Get certified: We will require a copy of the final certification by an appropriate organization, such as the US Green Building Council.
  5. Apply for your rebate: Apply for the certification incentives by contacting Green Building Program Manager. That means additional cost savings coming your way, making your project even more successful. In addition, we will reimburse you up to $50,000 for initial plan check fees.
Need More Information or Assistance?
Our help isn’t limited to financial incentives. We’re also here to help you find expert advice on technical issues related to green building and to help you with questions about the City of Anaheim. Please contact us whenever we can help by emailing Green Building Program manager or calling 714-765-4184.