Building & Site Efficiency

Natural Environment Vision

Plano is a healthy and sustainable city, whose policies and investments focus on building and site efficiency, protecting and restoring natural resources, and improving the resiliency of the community.
Building & Site Efficiency Policies and Actions

An important health component of Plano’s environment is the relationship between buildings or site improvements and their natural setting. The Plano Tomorrow Building & Site Efficiency component is part of the Natural Environment and includes policies for building design, water conservation, renewable energy, and stormwater management. 

Review the video to learn more about Plano Tomorrow's Building & Site Efficiency component. The four policies below include the action statements that are necessary to achieve the Plano Tomorrow Natural Environment vision. Individual policy pages include a preference survey and visitors are encouraged to participate by prioritizing the policies!  ​

Building and Development Design
Plano will implement energy efficient building codes and make sustainable investments to new and existing facilities to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Water Conservation
Plano will conserve water resources by expanding education and incentive programs to ensure the city has adequate water supply to meet the long term needs of the citizens.

Renewable Energy
Plano will increase the use of solar power and other renewable sources for city infrastructure, facilities, and operations and encourage residents and businesses to make renewable energy improvements that diversify the energy supply, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Stormwater Management
Plano will improve water quality by requiring design and use of erosion control plans and stormwater pollution prevention plans to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, minimize pollution and contamination of water ways, and enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems.