Green Building Code

The Program


Acting as a leader in the green building movement, the Town of Telluride adopted an ordinance requiring all commercial, residential new construction, additions, and remodels to comply with energy and green building regulations. The New Energy / Green Building Code addresses increased energy and water efficiency measures while offsetting excessive energy usage associated with development.

The 20% green building administrative fee added to a building permit and any fees collected to offset TEMP (Telluride Energy Mitigation Program) are collected by the Town, placed into a restricted fund, and utilized for energy efficiency and alternative energy related Town projects.

View the Green Building Standards and Energy Codes.
Portable Spa Standards.

More Information


For questions about the program, contact Sam Samuelson, the Town of Telluride Building Official, by email or by calling (970) 728-2143.