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)

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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

March 9, 2021 — Webinar: Engaging Community for Equitable Development

Intentional community engagement during project development assists in ensuring and maintaining equity, creating sustainable places for all. Incorporating a wider share of community voice and building allies via community engagement can help achieve more equitable outcomes.

Through real-world success stories, this seminar will provide ways to effectively engage diverse community members, bringing about positive momentum and impactful solutions while advancing equity measures during the development process.

Get details for Engaging Community for Equitable Development

March 23, 2021 — Webinar: Sustainability at the Airport

Over its 21-year operation, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has grown substantially. The number of passengers has tripled during that time, with significant further growth expected over the next 20 years. As part of this growth and expansion, AUS has prioritized sustainability, incorporating it into capital and operations improvements, and reducing the carbon footprint of the facility.

This webinar will include speakers instrumental in the planning, design and installations at the airport and will include on-the-ground footage of the buildings and systems that make the airport sustainable.

Get details for Sustainability at the Airport


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: 10/18/19


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