Welcome! The goal of the Green Building Program is to promote the use of green building materials and methods in Tompkins County, because we know that green building is a healthier, more sustainable way to build. Through educational programs and community events and as a community resource, we strive to increase awareness of green and sustainable building methods and materials so you can make the best possible choices--for you, your community, and the planet.
Green building means many different things to different people. Consider these definitions and characteristics of what makes a building "green".
Visit our "Glossary of Terms" page to learn about some of the most common and important green materials and methods in use today.
Last updated September 28, 2015