County of San Bernardino - Green Building Incentive (California)

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Last modified on January 9, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name County of San Bernardino - Green Building Incentive
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs


References DSIRE[1]


San Bernardino's Board of Supervisors launched Green County San Bernardino in August 2007. The program includes a number of incentives to encourage residents, builders, and businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.

Builders who participate in San Bernardino County’s Green Building program will receive accelerated plan review, priority inspections, design assistance, and recognition for all qualified projects. Builders can earn their green building designation by following any one of these County-approved green rating systems: California Green Builder, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or the County’s Green Building Basics Checklist.

Residents in the County’s unincorporated areas can also receive incentives for reducing their home’s energy usage. Up to $5,000 in permit fees are waived for the installation of solar energy systems, wind-generated electrical systems, tankless water heaters, and highly efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Dwiers
Department Regional Building Inspector Supervisor
Division San Bernardino County Building and Safety
Address 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
Place San Bernardino, California
Zip/Postal Code 92415-0181
Phone (909) 387-4246


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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