San Mateo Countywide Guide: Sustainable Buildings

Green Building Book

A countywide committee developed this guide to encourage builders, architects, and owners to design and construct buildings that are friendly to the environment and community. This guide provides illustrations and information on how to implement many Green Building practices and measures.

You may download the full guide or the checklist form (full-sized copy)



Table of Contents

Introduction
Checklist
Checklist Illustrations
Community Planning
Site & Landscape
Waste Reduction & Management
Concrete
Wood Framing
Exterior Treatments
Plumbing
Windows & Doors
  Choosing Windows
Electrical
Heating/Cooling/Insul./Vent.
Renewable Power & Solar Energy
Interior Materials
  Indoor Air Quality
Other Green Alternatives