Austin Energy Green Building

Sustainable, Healthy Solutions for Home, Community, and Business

The 700-acre Mueller development is the largest neighborhood of single family, multifamily and commercial AEGB rated buildings.

The 700-acre Mueller development is the largest neighborhood of single family, multifamily, and commercial AEGB rated buildings. ©Catellus

Our Story: Leadership, Innovation, and Planning

Healthy buildings, healthy people — healthy communities! ©Kimberly Davis
©Kimberly Davis

Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) cultivates innovation in building for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic, and human well-being. In 1991, AEGB developed the first rating system in the U.S. for evaluating the sustainability of buildings, inspiring many cities to follow.

We work with the public and building professionals to guide and build green projects that contribute positively to the city’s environmental goals and make Austin a more sustainable place to live for generations to come.

Learn about our history and leadership in sustainability


Design and Build Green: Information for Design and Building Professionals

Dell Children’s Medical Center
©Marc M. Swendner, Seton Healthcare Family

AEGB provides design tools and rates the sustainability of new and remodeled buildings for single family, multifamily, and commercial projects. See how you can get a rating for your project, if a rating is required, and discover how your project benefits from the rating process.

Learn the benefits of partnering with Austin Energy Green Building

Determine if your building needs a rating 

Get started by registering your project in our Online Rating System (ORS)

Already registered? Login to ORS


Learn and Connect: Attend Green Building Events

Cool House Tour attendees, 2014
©Sherwin Fields

We are passionate about creating educational opportunities with community partners to help everyone learn about the benefits of green building. Looking for AIA or GBCI continuing education credits? AEGB offers free monthly seminars for professionals.

Sign up for a green building seminar or workshop

Next Up: May 10, 2022 — Climate Equity Plan: What Does It Mean for Austin?

Austin’s Climate Equity Plan was created with input from nearly 200 community members with an intentional focus on engaging racially and economically diverse residents about the challenges, barriers, and opportunities facing historically excluded groups. The Austin Climate Equity Plan includes the bold and aggressive goal of equitably reaching net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 with a strong emphasis on cutting emissions by 2030.

Learn about how an equity tool helped account for outcomes related to health, affordability, accessibility, community capacity, cultural preservation, accountability, and a just transition to green jobs.

Get details for the Climate Equity Plan Webinar



Live and Work Green: How to Buy, Remodel, or Rent a Green Building

The Gables Park Tower
©Gables Residential

Whether your build or buy, great buildings don’t just happen — they are planned green from the blueprints to the build out. There are also many ways to go green if you rent.

Get details and resources for green building and green living options in Austin

Plan your green home

Renovate your existing home

Buy a green home

Rent green


Partner and Plan: Build Partnerships for Sustainability

Collaborating with community stakeholders helps meaningfully shape the City of Austin’s sustainability initiatives.

AEGB recognizes the power of aligning and uniting with community focused organizations. We welcome the opportunity for such partnerships. Reach out to discuss how we can advocate together to set the course for Austin’s green future.

See how our standards and community partnerships help meet City sustainability goals

Read up on City policies, building codes, and development agreements that include green building


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Date last reviewed or modified: 2/18/22


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