Incentives include expedited plan review, green building inspections, lectures, workshops, a homeowner’s manual, recognition on the city web site, and free promotional green building materials, including a job site sign. Green building projects are reviewed and inspected as part of the city development regulatory process. As such, a green building permit is issued for construction, a green inspection card is used by the city building inspectors during construction, and a green "certificate of occupancy" is issued upon completion of the project.
Projects must complete a Green Home Rating Checklist to qualify for the incentives. This checklist is currently being updated, and the new version is expected to launch in April 2015. Builders and designers who enter a project in the Green Building Program are expected to attend at least two green building lectures, seminars, or workshops. The City offers several such events throughout the year.