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Green Building Resources

Green Building IconWhether your project is big or small, there are many resources to help you make it green! Visit our very own Green Building Resource Center in downtown Oakland or take advantage of local classes, trainings and workshops. Or maybe you would like to know more about green building certification, terminology, and technical tools. Here is a list of some of the many resources available to help you get started on your green building project.


Green Building Resource Center

Located next to the Planning and Permit Center on the 2nd floor of 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, the Green Building Resource Center provides an introduction to Image of the Green Building Resource Centergreen building practices and materials through samples, case studies, and video and print materials. The Green Building Resource Center is open at the same time as the Permit Center 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, closed holidays and weekends.

Staff is available Monday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and Thursday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist project applicants with planning waste elimination and reduction and recycling.


Green Building Tools

  • Energy Upgrade California in Alameda County is now offering the Home Energy Analyzer. This free online tool  uses advanced analytics to monitor your home's energy use. It then offers specific tips to help you save money on your energy bill and make your home more comfortable. Click here to sign up for your Home Energy Analyzer Report.
  •  GreenPoint Rated's new Green Home Calculator will answer the question we all want to know:  How green is my home? The Green Home Calculator also provide tips on what you can do to improve your home's efficiency and comfort. Click here to access the Green Home Calculator.

Green Building Assistance