Policies, Programs, and Rating Systems

Arizona Growing Smarter (pdf)

Arizona Wildlife Action Plan

City of Tucson Infill Fee Waiver Program

City of Tucson Urban Landscape Framework

EPA Energy Star Program

EPA GreenScapes Program

EPA WaterSense Program

HUD Energy Efficient Mortgage Program

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Pima County Green Building Program

Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

TEP Guarantee Home Program

Tucson Electric Power’s Sunshare & Greenwatts Programs

Tucson Recycles

Business and Commercial Recycling in Tucson


Agencies and Organizations

ADOT Wildlife Linkages Workgroup

Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association

Builders without Borders

EcoCity Builders

Energy Star Product Guide

Energy Star Purchasing and Procurement

EPA Region 9 Green Building website (includes Arizona)

EPA Smart Growth website

EPA Urban Heat Island Effect Information

Global Green USA

Government Purchasing Alliance

Green Cross International

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

International Conservation Code (ICC) Green Building website

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines

Sonoran Permaculture Guild

Sustainable Communities Network

Urban Green Partnership

U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter



Arizona Grey Water Conservation System Tax Credit

Arizona Residential Solar Tax Credit Guidelines and Procedures

Arizona Tax Credits for Water Conservation (pdf)

Building from the Best (Sonoran Institute)

City of Tucson Solar Fee Credit Incentive

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency


Other Resources

Arizona Solar Center


Energy Guide

Financing an Energy Efficient Home

Native and Drought Tolerant Landscaping Resources:

• Arizona Department of Water Resources

• References for Identifying and Selecting Landscape Plants for the Low Desert(UofA)

• City of Mesa Resources for Arizona Low Desert Gardening and Landscaping 


Tucson’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods (WalkScore)