New Construction and Major Renovations

Codes and Policies for Construction and Renovation
Overview
San Francisco is a constantly changing city. In order to make our building construction and renovation as sustainable as possible, codes and policies have been enacted to divert waste from landfills, reduce energy and water usage, encourage alternate modes of transportation, and to improve indoor air quality.
The Better Roofs Ordinance requires new buildings to install solar, living roofs or a combination to make best use of rooftops. Read>
To ensure that all buildings are healthy, sustainable places to live, work, and learn, San Francisco has substantial environmental standards for new construction and major renovations. Read>