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Monterey's Green Building Program

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Permits & Inspections Office
580 Pacific Street, Room 4
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3890
Fax: (831) 646-5643

Monday - Friday
Open: 8 to noon and
12:30 to 4 p.m.*
Closed: noon - 12:30 p.m.
*Available by phone until 5 p.m.

John Kuehl
Building Official/Chief of Inspection Services, ADA Coordinator
email

Lisa Feliciano
Administrative Assistant II
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The following is a time line of the highlights of our community process:
  • January, 2014 - As of January 1st the City of Monterey no longer uses the Monterey Green Building Program; the City adopted the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code also known as CalGreen. The requirements under this code can be found on the California Building Standards Commission website at www.bsc.ca.gov
  • August, 2009 - Implementation of Mandatory Phase of Green Building Program
  • August, 2008
    • Implementation of Voluntary Phase of Green Building Program
    • Launch of Green Building Program Web Site
  • July, 2008
    • Public Hearing of Green Building Ordinance before City Council, unanimously adopted.
    • Second Reading of Green Building
  • April, 2008
    • Presentation of Green Building Ordinance to Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
    • Presentation of Green Building Ordinance to Historic Preservation Committee (HPC)
    • Public Hearing of Green Building Ordinance before Planning Commission, recommendation for City Council to approve Negative Declaration and pass the Ordinance and Resolution to print.
  • March, 2008 - Filing of Negative Declaration as part of CEQA requirements
  • February, 2008 - 2nd Public Appearance of Green Building Ordinance at Planning Commission
  • January, 2008 - 1st Public Appearance of Green Building Ordinance at Planning Commission
  • November, 2007 - 1st Annual Green Building Expo
  • October, 2007 - Second Green Building Town Hall Meeting
  • September, 2007
    • Creation of Green Building Program Mission Statement
    • Creation of Green Building Program Logo, Branding
    • Outreach to Partners including local jurisdictions, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Monterey Regional Water District, County Health Department, USGBC, National Association of Remodel Industry, Monterey Business Cluster
  • August, 2007 - Green Building Town Hall Meeting
  • July, 2007
    • Signing of UN Urban Environmental Accords and Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement
    • Inventory of Existing Green Policies and Practices
    • Analysis of Historic and Projected Development
  • June, 2007 Initial research on best practices
  • May, 2007 - Initial meeting of interdepartmental Green Building Task Force – monthly meetings thereafter
It's easy being GREEN!

Going GreenAs of January 1, 2014 the City of Monterey no longer uses the Monterey Green Building Program  The City adopted the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code also known as CalGreen. The requirements under this code can be found on the California Building Standards Commission website at www.bsc.ca.gov
For additional information contact Permit & Inspection Services at
(831) 646-3890.


For free green building advice you can “Ask an Expert” at
888-40-GREEN.