Green Building


Santa Monica is commited to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and promoting sustainability through our built environment. In order to fulfill this commitment, the City has promoted, studied and constructed high-performance buildings and will continue a commitment to excellence with the planning underway to build a city services building that meets the criteria of the Living Building Challenge. Stay tuned.


Major Water Savings Are Within Reach

Pico Branch Library in Virginia Avenue Park - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!

Digging deeper into the many Green Building solutions implemented in the planning and construction of the Pico Branch Library in Virginia Avenue Park.


High Performance Buildings Study

Designing high performance green buildings literally build our sustainable city commitments into the fabric of the community.  
Check out this study analyzing the costs of a prototypical mixed-use project.

High Performance Building Study Cover
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