Green Building Code Updates

The Town of Corte Madera is considering updates to its green building code to increase energy savings in single-family residential remodels and incentivize electric vehicle adoption. The updates would be modeled after Marin County’s green building reach codes that go above and beyond the State minimum standards.

The County’s requirements include:

  • Residential projects of 750 square feet or more must achieve additional energy savings through implementing a set of energy efficiency and/or electrification measures, selected from a menu of choices.
  • Residential projects that upgrade the main electrical service panel must be EV ready by providing necessary electrical infrastructure to support EV charging.
  • Multi-family and nonresidential properties that modify their parking lot or electrical service panel must install EV support infrastructure.

Community members are invited to share their feedback on these potential code changes. There are multiple opportunities to get involved:

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Climate Action and Adaptation Coordinator Phoebe Goulden at or (628) 258-0327.


Upcoming Events

Please check back here for updates.

Past Events

Climate Action Committee Meeting - Wednesday, May 31st at 4:30pm

The Corte Madera Climate Action Committee discussed potential reach codes for renovations at their meeting on Wednesday, May 31st. If you missed the meeting, you can review the agenda packet. The video recording of the meeting will be posted on the Town's YouTube page shortly.

Community Workshop - Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 at 7:00pm

The Town held a community workshop on Wednesday, May 24th that covered potential changes to the Town’s green building code and provided the opportunity for community members to ask questions and share feedback. If you missed the workshop, you can view the presentation slides or watch the video recording below.