Building

Residential:
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 (see document at the bottom of this page)  in addition to the application.  Please read the REBP Checklist Guidelines for detailed information about the REBP_Checklist.

Commercial:
On April 24, 2013 the Town of Carbondale adopted the 2012 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. 

Energy and Climate Protection 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.