Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) Rated Facilities: The City of Austin created the nation’s first green building rating system in 1991. The indicators below track the number of single-family homes, number of units in low- and mid-rise multifamily buildings, and commercial square footage (including units in high-rise residential buildings) rated by AEGB. More information about the program can be found below.


Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) encourages the design and construction of buildings that are durable, comfortable, healthy, energy and water efficient, as well as economical to operate, which leads to a more sustainable future for the community. The AEGB rating rewards best construction practices, leads to higher performing buildings and incorporates these measures in city codes to help meet Austin’s climate protection goals. In addition to ratings and code advancement, AEGB provides consulting services, public education and professional development to raise awareness about green building. For more information, check out the website.

For questions about these sustainability measures and indicators, please contact Lewis Leff, City of Austin Office of Sustainability: