To make building construction and renovation as sustainable as possible, San Francisco has enacted codes and policies to divert waste from landfills, reduce energy and water usage, encourage alternative modes of transportation, and to improve indoor air quality. Incentives are available for projects committed to building sustainably.
With over 700,000 people living in the City and County of San Francisco, the energy and resources used can have a real impact on the environment. However, there are incentives available that can lower your utility bills and make your residence greener.
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.