For homeowners/residents

What Is a Green Home?

Green homes come in any style and fit any budget. They benefit you, the community, and the planet. Green homes are more:

  • Comfortable and energy-efficient
  • Water smart
  • Durable and easy to maintain
  • Healthy and safe
  • Valuable to future buyers

Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) wants to help you live in a greener home. Our Single-Family team works with you and your building professionals to help create a home that meets your goals.

The AEGB Single-Family Rating System

The City of Austin created the country's first green-home rating system in 1991. We have led the field of sustainable building ever since. We designed our Single-Family Rating System specifically for Central Texas' hot-humid climate, resources, and building conditions. You can be sure an AEGB-rated home is truly green: our team or an approved rater has inspected it, and a qualified, independent third party has tested it.


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Getting Started?
Austin Energy Green Building rates the sustainability of new and remodeled buildings for three markets: Single Family, Multifamily and Commercial.

Review the rating guides and scorecards to set goals for your project. We’re here to guide you through the process from planning phase to move in day.

Building Professionals
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