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Green Business

A summary of Green Business resources is available through the Sonoma Chamber.
 

Energy Efficiency Rebates

Property owners in Sonoma can take advantage of a new energy efficiency program - Energy Upgrade California. The program's rebates and resources will help you upgrade your home to save energy and water and make other green building improvements. www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org is a new statewide coordinated website that is your one stop shop to plan your project, locate qualified contractors to do the work, and find the rebates and other incentives to help pay for it. The Whole House Program offers up to $4,000 from your utility company, and may be combined with other incentives and financing such as the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program.

 

Household Business and Recycling Information

Click here for information on Household Business and Recycling Information.

For more information on Residential and Business recycling go to the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency website.

Sonoma's Green Building Program

Beginning January 1, 2014, the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) became effective for new buildings and certain addition or alteration projects throughout California.  The City of Sonoma has adopted and amended CALGreen to require CALGreen+Tier 1 level of compliance for all new buildings (except Tier 1 Energy Efficiency measures need not be met). The City of Sonoma requires that project applicants hire a third-party green building special inspector to verify compliance with CALGreen requirements as amended by the City of Sonoma.  Please use the applicable customized checklist found below to document compliance for your project.

 

Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy and Water Efficiency Loan Program

The City Council, at its meeting of April 1st, became the first City in Sonoma County to enable City businesses and City residents to access the newly established Sonoma County Energy Independence Loan Program.  Additional information is available here: www.sonomacountyenergy.org

Rebates for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Property owners in Sonoma can take advantage of a new energy efficiency program - Energy Upgrade California. The program's rebates and resources will help you upgrade your home to save energy and water and make other green building improvements. www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org is a new statewide coordinated website that is your one stop shop to plan your project, locate qualified contractors to do the work, and find the rebates and other incentives to help pay for it. The Whole House Program offers up to $4,000 from your utility company, and may be combined with other incentives and financing such as the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program.

CALGreen Checklist

(NEW) City of Sonoma - 2013 CALGreen Checklist for Residential Additions and Alterations (PDF)

(NEW) City of Sonoma - 2013 CALGReen + Tier 1 Checklist for New Residential Buildings (PDF)

(NEW) City of Sonoma - 2013 CALGreen Checklist for NonResidential Additions and Alterations (PDF)

(NEW) City of Sonoma - 2013 CALGreen + Tier 1 Checklist for New NonResidential Buildings (PDF)

CALGreen Special Inspector Information

City of Sonoma Listed - CALGreen Special Inspectors [For more information on becoming a City of Sonoma Listed CALGreen Special Inspector, please contact the City of Sonoma Building Department.]

Sonoma - CALGreen Special Inspector Manual (6.2MB PDF)

OTHER Green Building Information

CALGreen Guidebooks