Sarasota County is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Partner.
Sarasota County is committed to building green to conserve energy in numerous ways.
Integrated design for low energy use - energy-efficient mechanical equipment, lighting, appliances, daylighting, renewable energy, etc.
Conserving water- it takes energy to pump, treat, and distribute water. Landscaping choices also affect water, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycled content materials- supplying recycled materials to industry (including collection, processing and transportation) use less energy than supplying virgin materials to industry (including extraction, refining, transportation and processing) and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Sarasota County was the first U.S. county to accept the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Challenge to design our buildings to be carbon-neutral by 2030, using no fossil fuel energy to operate.