The City of Flagstaff Zoning Code contains a Residential Sustainable Building Standard, which rewards homebuilders who go above and beyond the current building code. This is an OPTIONAL standard for homebuilders who wish to participate.
In 2010, the Flagstaff City Council passed resolution 2010-16 (PDF) promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy at City facilities. The resolution sets requirements based on the City's electricity consumption. The City is required to meet:
15% of the City's energy consumption by 2012 through renewable energy generation and/or purchasing
20% by 2015
35% by 2020
50% by 2050
Sustainable Building Resolution
In March of 2014, the Flagstaff City Council adopted a Resolution requiring all City-owned new construction and major renovations to achieve certification in one of the three sustainable building certification programs or high-performance building code. This will help us protect natural resources, prevent waste, and reduce consumption in future construction. Read the resolution (PDF).