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

  • Upon completion of construction of a Green Building Project, incentives are available for certification by USGBC (LEED), California Green Build, Build It Green or other rating programs.
  • Design review assistance is available for commercial projects through the New Construction Program
  • Initial green building plan check fees of up to $5k will be reimbursed once the signed final building permit has been submitted.
Incentives at a Glance

Commercial Projects

LEED Certification Level (or equivalent) 
Maximum Incentive
Certified Up to $5,000
Silver Up to $6,600
Gold Up to $8,300
Platinum Up to $10,000

Residential Projects

Number of Housing Units
1-10 Up to $200
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 other 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

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 714-765-4250.