Leadership in Sustainability
Healthy buildings, healthy people — healthy communities! ©Kimberly Davis
Since 1991, Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) has cultivated innovation in building the community's enrichment of environmental, economic, and human well-being. We accomplish this through green building ratings, consulting services, code advancement, education, and professional development.
As the city and the community grows, we continue to raise the standards for energy efficiency, water quality and conservation, indoor environmental quality, material resources, and site development. Together we address environmental, community, health, and economic issues specific to the Central Texas region. We know that we are part of a global ecosystem and choices we make close to home have impact across the entire planet.
Our Mission: To cultivate innovation in building and transportation for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic, and human well-being.
Lofty, Yet Attainable, Renewables Resources Goals
The City of Austin adopted the Climate Protection Resolution in 2007 and the Community Climate Resolution in 2014, which established the goal of net-zero, community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The City has also established goals in: Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Carbon Neutrality, Watershed Protection, Mobility, Affordability, Resilience, and Health.
Community Collaboration for Design and Building Standards
AEGB partners with other City departments, local organizations, and building professionals to develop standards that encourage higher performance levels in the design and development industry to help meet these goals.