Home to many of the world's leaders in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings, San Franciscans are planning, building, and preserving our built environment to balance present needs, future resources, and the history and culture of our past.
Buildings shape the urban environment of San Francisco and much of the community’s environmental impact. San Francisco is implementing a groundbreaking, comprehensive suite of policy initiatives and incentive programs to improve the performance of new and existing buildings.
San Francisco’s green building program is charting a course to address the challenges of climate change and resource stewardship while enhancing the economic and social health of the City. San Francisco is leading the way to a sustainable future with innovative green building projects and policies. Home to many of the most skillful and imaginative architects, engineers, planners, and real estate professionals in the world, a growing proportion of municipal, commercial, and residential buildings have received third-party certification for green construction and operations.
The City and County of San Francisco is committed to leadership by example. We apply the highest standards in the City to the buildings owned and operated by City government. SF Environment provides tools, standards, professional networks, experts, and education to help new municipal buildings and leaseholds meet their potential for environmental excellence.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.