Green Energy Efficiency


The Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees has determined that the Residential Efficient Building Program to the municipal code will provide for education of the community; promote the use of environmentally friendly construction methods, and renewable energy technologies. It will foster economic development of “green” businesses. Additionally, the Board of Trustees finds and determines that additional energy efficiency enhancements are in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare.

Additions to existing construction and new construction building permit applications are required to have a completed REBP Checklist in addition to the application. 

Any Residential Permit submittals after July 1st 2020 will be required to abide by the revised ordinance and checklist below.

On October 25, 2022, the Town of Carbondale adopted the 2018 International Green Construction Code (IGCC). The code regulates all new commercial construction and some remodels. A copy of the IGCC is available for checkout from the town of Carbondale. 

2017 Carbondale Climate and Energy Action Plan
The Town of Carbondale citizens, led by CORE and the Environmental Board, created an “Energy Plan”, which outlines steps for the town to significantly reduce emissions, become more energy independent, and strengthen the economy in the process.

This plan provides a broad, long-term vision, as well as intermediate steps for attaining these goals. It is founded on input from over an additional 150 community members. The Carbondale Environmental Board is composed of experts in the energy industry as well as several elected town officials. The plan will evolve. The Energy and Climate Protection Plan lays the framework and steps to significantly improve the Town’s carbon footprint.