Green Building Program

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We’re Leading the Way with Green Buildinggreen-building1

In 2001, the City of West Hollywood proudly established "Responsibility for the Environment" as one of its core values. The adoption of the West Hollywood Green Building Program in 2007--the first-in-the-state green building code—was one of several ways the City demonstrated its commitment to the environment. The program required new buildings and remodels to strive towards energy efficiency, improve the health of the environment and community, and help the City shape a sustainable future.

We led the way then and we’re continuing to lead now. The West Hollywood Green Building Program was updated in 2019 to keep pace with progressive national sustainable building design standards, the State's Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), and ever-evolving local and regional industry trends. With input from City staff and community stakeholders, including residents, local business owners, and local industry professionals (learn more about our process HERE), the West Hollywood Green Building Program includes flexible development standards, opportunities to innovate, high-achieving measures, and a clear path towards continuing the City's tradition of leadership in climate action.

Use the links below to learn more about the program and how to comply:

Applications submitted for development review on or after January 1, 2020 must follow the updated requirements of the City’s Green Building Program. Application submitted prior to this date may follow the 2007 Green Building Program requirements.

Questions? Please contact Planning and Development Services at (323) 848-6475