Green Business




Santa Barbara County is committed to preserving the economy and environment. Residents and businesses can make small changes that can have a big impact. The following web pages include tips and information related to available incentives, certifications and other valuable organizations and resources that can help make greening buildings and businesses easier.


Incentive, Assistance and Certification Programs

Green Business Santa Barbara County – Assistance and certifications for greening local businesses.

emPower Santa Barbara County – Participating local contractors can help local homeowners access low cost financing for home energy upgrades.

Energy Upgrade CA - Participating local contractors can help local homeowners access high dollar rebates for home energy upgrades.

Innovative Building Review Program – Technical assistance and permitting incentives for residential and commercial remodels and new construction projects.

BuiltGreen Santa Barbara – Residential and commercial green building trainings and certifications.

U.S. Green Building Council – Residential and commercial LEED accreditation, training and certifications.

Commercial Water rebates – Access to water conservation incentives offered by water providers throughout Santa Barbara County.

Southern California Gas – Commercial Rebates and Assistance – Commercial Rebates and Assistance

Southern California Edison - Commercial Rebates and Assistance

Pacific Gas and Electric - Commercial Rebates and Assistance

California Air Resources Board - Business Assistance Program - Helps business understand and comply with California's air quality regulations.

California Air Resources Board – Incentives, grants and credits - A variety of financial assistance programs targeted at reducing air pollution are available to businesses of all types.

County of Santa Barbara Business Recycling Program - Provides assistance establishing or improving recycling programs at local businesses
Environmental Training Center - Assists businesses through training, the development of compliance documents, and other services to mitigate the impact of Environmental Health and Safety regulations.

Local Energy Partnerships

Santa Maria Energy Watch Partnership

South County Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP)


Other State and Federal Resources

Energy Star

U.S. Green Building Council

National Association of Home Builders Green

Department of Water Resources

Department of Conservation