Austin Energy Green Building
The City of Austin created the nation's first green building program in 1990, and it is now the nation's most successful sustainable building program.
AEGB encourages Central Texans to design and construct more energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly structures, leading the transformation of the building industry to a sustainable future. Austin's specific rating system uses Green Points to evaluate a home in terms of sustainability. By adding up all Green Points, builders can achieve up to a five-star rating.