Green Building

Green Building Program

The Town of Hillsborough’s City Council approved a Green Building Ordinance (Ordinance #686) (PDF) in April 2009 to require a minimum number of green building techniques in new construction and remodeling projects.

The Green Building Ordinance became effective July 1, 2009, and requires completion of Build It Green’s Single Family GreenPoint Rated Checklist (XLS) and approval by Building Department staff. The ordinance requires that the applicant comply with the provisions of the approved GreenPoint Checklist and meet the requirements as outlined in the Ordinance's Standards for Compliance.

The goal of the ordinance is to provide energy and water efficient, sustainable and healthy homes for the residents of Hillsborough.

Solar Panels

The town developed the Green Building Ordinance in a collaborative manner and received a significant amount of feedback from the residents and building professionals in the development process. For additional information, check out the town’s Green Building pages.


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