Marin County CalGreen Services

Marin County CalGreen ServicesMarin County Building Department

A Marin County CalGreen permit is required for all new residential and commercial construction projects.

Green Building is a whole systems approach to construction and building systems that reduces the impact that our buildings has on our environment. Green building also provides many benefits to the homeowner including long term value, reduced energy and water use, reduced maintenance, and a healthier indoor environment.

Marin County is a majestic and unique jewel of northern California. The county sets a high standard in all areas of development and construction in accordance with the high standards set by the residents. These include Mandatory CalGreen Measures such as the capability for electric vehicle charging, permeable paving and CalGreen Green Tier 1 requirements, among many others.

The county’s adoption of the Marin County CalGreen Tier 1 requirements is another level of obligations that your new home must comply with.

Marin County CalGreen Residential Checklist

  Marin County Residential Checklist

It is important to understand that you are not required to comply with every CalGreen requirement. A CalGreen specialist can help you critically review each time on the checklist and only commit your project to those that are absolutely necessary.

CalGreen Commissioning

CalGreen commissioning is required on all new commercial projects over 10,000 square feet. It is important to understand that this requirement does NOT mean you have to pay for a full-blown commissioning process. The California Green Building Standards Code defines what commissioning is required.

Here’s our challenge. Call any specialized commissioning company and get a quote from them. Then call us and get our fee. I can guarantee you will be shocked by the difference. The difference is only paying for what the CalGreen Code requires!

The Importance of a CalGreen Specialist

At CalGreen Energy Services we are specialists in CalGreen. We can work with the Marin County Building and Safety Department to ensure your permit application does not over-commit your project to unnecessary costs. THIS is the difference a CalGreen specialist can bring to your project. Fewer requirements mean lower construction costs, fewer constructability issues and fewer change orders. A CalGreen Energy Services we can save your project time and money – and we can do it at rates comparable to our competitors.

We respond quickly to emails and voicemails. We will put together a proposal for you right away and can typically start on your project within a couple of days.

Email or call us now to see how we can help you:

Gary Welch


Phone: 707-328-5299

ICC Certified CalGreen Inspector


Important Links for Marin County CalGreen Information:

Marin County Green Building Fact Sheet: Green Building Requirements Fact Sheet

Marin County Green Building Guide for Residential New Construction: Marin County Green Building Guide for Single Family Residential

Marin County Green Building for Commercial New Construction: Marin County Green Building Guide for Commercial New Construction

Marin County Residential Checklist: Marin County New Residential Checklist

Marin County Non-Residential Checklist: Marin County New Non-Residential Checklist

CalGreen Commissioning

CalGreen Energy Services

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