In May 2001, Frisco became the first city in the United States to adopt a mandatory Residential Green Building Program. After more than five years of experience, the City decided to update and improve the Program. The revised program is enforced for all homes receiving a building permit on, or after, July 1, 2007.
The City of Frisco Residential Green Building Program is designed to ensure a higher quality of life for citizens. The Green Building Program focuses on several areas including: waste reduction, pollution reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, and sustainable development. By making the standards of this program mandatory, we hope to give future generations the legacy of environmental sensitivity, functionally efficient homes, and a commitment to conservation.
Visit the following link for additional information on Frisco’s Residential Green Building Program:
- U.S. Green Building Council
- EPA Green Building
- ENERGY STAR: Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency
- North Texas Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council
- Rocky Mountain Institute’s Green Footstep tool (for residential and commercial new and retrofit building construction projects)
- AIA’s Six Approaches to Building your Dream House (PDF)