Plano will implement energy efficient building codes and make sustainable investments to new and existing facilities to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Create a policy requiring any public-private project that includes a development agreement
to apply sustainable construction standards, as appropriate, to the project.
Review development and building regulations every three years to ensure provisions for the efficient use of natural resources and promote environmental quality.
Promote buildings and projects that are environmentally friendly and educate the public about
the health and environmental benefits of green buildings.
Create a building incentive program for new development and redevelopment projects to
incorporate sustainable design elements such as: solar energy; natural lighting; reflective roofs
or green roofs; low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) materials and ventilation; heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) energy performance and efficiency systems; on-site
renewable energy; waste minimization; and water reclamation and conservation.