CALGreen Standards

The City of Larkspur has adopted the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). There is different documentation required depending on the scope of your project, as explained below. Links to the CALGreen Checklists are provided below for your use. The checklists are to be printed on the plan sheets of your building permit submittal.

Residential New Construction


This applies to all new residential construction. New Construction compliance is required at the Tier I level requirements.

Residential Additions and Alterations 

This applies to all residential additions, alterations or repairs that increase the conditioned area or volume of an existing dwelling unit, and/or  where more than 50% of all existing walls of an existing structure, measured in lineal feet, are demolished or deconstructed or where there are additions exceeding 50% of the existing floor area, or any combination of the two cumulatively exceeding 50%, it is considered new construction and shall comply with Tier I level requirements.

Non-Residential New Construction


This applies to all new construction non-residential buildings. New Construction compliance is required at the Tier I level.


Non-Residential Additions and Alterations


This applies to all non-residential additions, alterations or repairs where more than 50% of all existing wall of an existing structure, measured in lineal feet, are demolished or deconstructed or where there are additions exceeding 50% of the existing floor area, or any combination of the two cumulatively exceeding 50%, building additions of 1,000 square feet or greater, and/or building alterations with a permit valuation of $200,00 or above, it is considered new construction and shall comply with Tier 1 level requirements.