Code and Standards

The first step in building green is to set clear goals that fit within the scope of City of Eugene standards. The most effective green building strategies are designed in concert to achieve multiple objectives. This means taking an integrated, systems approach to ensure that the components and systems of a building work together to meet your goals.


Once you determine your goals, it’s time to design your building. Consider integrated design, a powerful tool to make your goals a reality in an efficient manner. Integrated design is a collaborative and holistic approach to building that includes multiple disciplines and aspects of design like:

  • Architecture
  • Heating and cooling
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Lighting and electrical


These links provide detailed information that you will need to create a project that fits within the standards outlined by the City of Eugene. If you have suggestions for additional resources to include on this website, please contact us.