Heather Klein

Routinely ranked among the greenest U.S. cities, Oakland is leading the way to a greener future for all by ensuring that new development meets high green performance standards. The City of Oakland has a long-standing commitment to green building and becoming a more sustainable city. In 2005 the City adopted a civic green building ordinance requiring green performance in major civic projects, and a number of policies that help to improve the green performance of private development projects.

Continuing this leadership, a comprehensive green building ordinance for private development projects was recently adopted by City Council on October 19, 2010 (13040 C.M.S.). In addition to Oakland's local green building ordinance, the state of California adopted a Green Building Code known as CALGreen in 2010. Both the City's local ordinance and the 2013 amendments to CALGreen are now in effect.


Contact Heather Klein

Contact Heather Klein

City of Oakland - Green Building
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, California  94612
Phone: 510-238-3659


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  • Alameda County, California