Green Building Program

Think Smart Plan-Develop-Build Beyond the Code

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, City of Steamboat Springs, and Routt County encourage our citizens to build beyond the code, and we support and recognize those who incorporate sustainable practices and green building concepts into their projects. Our goal is to provide you with information, tips, and practices that will benefit your client and our community as you plan your next development or project. Our concepts and ideas are voluntary not mandatory, and our goal is to provide you options through outreach and education so you can choose programs and consider alternative building methods to lift your project above the line of minimum code.
Green Building Code Executive Summary
Beyond the Code Brochure
Beyond the Code Resource Manual
Beyond the Code Resources-Programs-Web Link


Thinking About Solar energy and Panels

CSU Extension Website and Information

CSU Extension Solar Electric (PV) Calculator

Solar United Neighbors of Colorado a Local Co-op

Opportunities for both Residential and Commercial property owners to group together to bring down the cost of the installation of new solar panel systems.