County of San Bernardino - Green Building Incentive

December 15, 2014


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Daylighting
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)


Name: John Dwiers
Address: 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
San Bernardino CA 92415-0181
Phone: (909) 387-4246

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.