Marin County CalGreen Services
Our Marin County CalGreen services include checklists, inspections and CalGreen commissioning.
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.
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.
We are specialists in CalGreen checklists and permits. CalGreen is all we do.
We have developed in-house procedures that allow us to provide your CalGreen permit documents inexpensively and quickly. We have state licensed CalGreen Special Inspectors who are authorized to produce and sign your CalGreen residential or commercial checklist and permit documents.
In addition, we can typically provide your permit documents within two days. We understand every new project has a tight schedule. We will work with you to ensure you have your permit documents on time.
What sets us apart is that we are truly specialists in this field. We carefully review the checklist for your area and only check those items that are mandatory for your project.
It is important to understand that just because the local checklist calls something “mandatory” it does not mean it’s “mandatory” for your project! Your CalGreen Special Inspector can decide what is mandatory for you and thereby limit your construction costs. Moreover, we will deal with your local building department officials to ensure your CalGreen checklist and permit is approved.
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 right away.
Email or call us now to see how we can help you:
Important Links for Marin County CalGreen Information:
Marin County Green Building Fact Sheet:
Marin County Green Building Guide for Residential New Construction:
Marin County Green Building for Commercial New Construction:
Marin County Residential Checklist:
Marin County Non-Residential Checklist:
Please note that Marin County has additional CalGreen checklists including one for small additions and one for large additions. You can download them here.