Green Building

Green building is a whole systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings that employs materials and methods that promote natural resource conservation, energy efficiency, and a good indoor air quality. The more electricity and natural gas that is consumed within our built environment, the greater the emissions. Conservation measures such as lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC upgrades help to reduce energy waste, while conversion to cleaner energy technologies as solar electricity and wind energy help to reduce the overall environmental impact of the energy that is required to fuel our daily lives. 

CalGreen Measures for Construction Checklist:

The CalGreen mandatory measures apply to:

  1. All new construction
  2. Residential additions/alterations that increase the building's conditioned area
  3. Non-residential additions greater than 1,000 square feet
  4. Non-residential alterations valued at $200,000 and more
The following are the mandatory measures checklists for residential and non-residential buildings. These checklists shall be included on a plan sheet to all projects subject to these measures.

Construction and Demolition Debris Requirements

Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of the 2016 California Green Building Code requires that applicants recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum of 65% of the non-hazardous construction and demolition waste in accordance within this code. 

City of Fremont requires that applicants recycle and/or reuse 100% of asphalt and concrete and recycle 65% of the remaining material generated. All plant and tree debris shall be separated from the other material and 100% of the plant and tree material shall be composted.

 Applicants shall only use debris boxes from Republic Services.  Contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500.

Applicants will need to complete the following forms and submit them along with the permit application.

Solar Photovoltaic Permits

- As an incentive to promote green building practices and reduce community greenhouse gas emissions, the City of Fremont adopted resolutions to reduce solar panel permit costs for both residential and commercial projects. See Solar Panel Installations on how to get a permit.