Since 2001, the County of Marin has adopted local green building standards that exceed state codes. The current standards were adopted in November 2016 and went into effect January 1, 2017. However, the County’s green building framework has not undergone a substantial update since 2010. Best practices have evolved since then, and this update incorporates new policies to make buildings in Marin more energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable to operate.The new standards maintain Marin’s legacy commitment to sustainability while enhancing flexibility and clarity for applicants. The Board of Supervisors adopted these policies on March 13, 2018.
The green building portions of these standards go into effect 30 days after adoption and will apply to all projects seeking permits after April 12, 2018. Before the County can enforce the energy efficiency standards adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the standards must first be approved by the California Energy Commission. The standards are available for public comment on the Energy Commission's website
.They are anticipated to go to the Energy Commission Business Meeting for approval on June 13, 2018.
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