"Green building" is a collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operation. Benefits of building green include:
- reduced energy consumption
- reduced water consumption
- protection of ecosystems
- improved air quality
Frisco’s standards were developed and modified over time in a collaborative effort between citizens, developers, business owners, and elected and appointed officials. Frisco’s Green Building program and it’s updates have included hundreds of hours of stakeholder meetings over the years, resulting in a broad commitment to creating a community with discernable quality and uniqueness.
Frisco first adopted a Green Building Program in 2001, for residential plat approved after May of 2001. Starting in July of 2007, the Green Building Program has been mandatory for ALL new residential, commercial and multi-family structures. Since implementation:
- More than 16,830 single-family homes built.
- More than 7.7 million square feet of commercial space built.
- Several Energy Star™ and LEED® certified buildings (commercial and residential) built.
Commercial Green Building – Program regulates energy efficiency, heat island mitigation, impacts on air quality, water conservation, and construction and demolition waste recycling for non-residential and multifamily construction.
Residential Green Building – Program regulates energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water conservation, and waste recycling for residential construction.
2012 Update - proposed update to the residential requirements