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What Is the Austin Energy Green Building Program?

The City of Austin created the nation's first green building program in 1990. Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) is now the nation's most successful sustainable building program.

AEGB encourages Central Texans to design and construct more sustainable homes and buildings. Our mission: To cultivate innovation in building and transportation for the enrichment of the community's environmental, economic and human well-being.

Developing and maintaining our own Austin specific rating systems allows us the flexibility to carry out Austin's aggressive climate protection goals. We use these ratings to pave the way for energy and building code changes that will reduce building energy use. This continuous improvement cycle benefits everyone in our community.

AEGB has the information and assistance you'll need to buy or build green—from single- or multifamily units to high rises. Whether you achieve a one star rating or the highest five star rating, you know you're getting a quality green building.

Working with AEGB, you can construct buildings that are:

  • Beautiful, functional, and comfortable.

  • Durable, easy to maintain, and economical to operate.

  • Energy, water, and materials-efficient. Healthier and safer.

  • Good for the community and the planet.

Green Building Program Staff