Your Guide to Residential Design Specialists

How to find the right building design professional,

fees, the design process and more..... From AIBD  

Green Builder's Home Owners Handbook

This complete, up-to-date reference guide to green building, is a must have for every homeowner or would be homeowner trying to understand green essentials.

Green Builder is the the leading media company in the North American residential building industry that is focused exclusively on green building and responsible growth.


Useful Links

American Institute of Building Design

American Institute of Building Design, California Chapter

California State License Board

Santa Cruz Construction Guild, local contractors & home improvement network

Build it Green, smart soultions from the ground up

National Trust for Historic Preservation, save the past enrich the future

Planning Departments

Santa Cruz County Planning and Building Department

Santa Cruz City Planning and Building Department

Monterey County Planning Department

Santa Clara County Planning Department

Fire Protection Resources

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Obtaining Fire Department Approval For Projects Within The Urban Wildland Intermix Area, Santa Cruz County

Firewise Communities: a project of the National Fire Protection Association and part of the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program