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Shannon Parry, City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability & the Environment, 310.458.2213



City of Santa Monica Green Business Programs

Buy Local Santa Monica

Cut through the red tape, earn a green ribbon

Santa Monica has been a leader in sustainability for more than a decade and offers incentives that match our reputation.

Sustainable Landscape Grants and Solar Rebates

Substantial cash grants are available to businesses and property owners that meet basic requirements.  For more info on current rebates, click here

To find out about Solar Santa Monica, click here>>>

Green Business Certification

Santa Monica’s program gives you a competitive edge in the marketplace with free advertising and publicity, networking opportunities and consulting services.  For more info>>>

Project Greenlight


Businesses can now submit building plans to the city electronically, saving time and money on printing and travel.  E-Plans also allows for the tracking of project status online.  For more info > > >

LEED Priority - Green Buildings

In addition to financial incentives for eco-friendly building methods, the city's new ordinance expedites plan checks and permitting for LEED-registered Green Building projects.   For more info > > >

Concurrent Review

The city's planning and building staff collaborate whenever possible to offer concurrent review of plan and safety checks, expediting the processing of building permits.

Progress in Motion

Santa Monica is committed to responsible growth and development, and concentrates city brainpower and investments in new tools and technologies to ease gridlock and facilitate all modes of transportation.

Parking solutions include mobile apps, real-time parking maps, centralized valet and remote parking shuttles.  For more info > > >

An interconnected network of bike lanes, paths and sharrows; more bike parking and centrally-located bike stations complete with showers, secured parking and on-site repairs, and a new SM bike share program.  For more info > > >

Street signal priority to assist the flow of buses and prevent gridlock, coupled with dynamic signage to inform drivers of the best travel routes.  For more info > > >

Buy Local Santa Monica

Think global, act local.  Many local companies are linked to the global economy but we also pride ourselves in championing our local firms.  Santa Monica residents palce strong value in supporting unique and eco-friendly businesses.  Buy Local SM offers local businesses the opportunity to participate in a positive community-based marketing campaign and be part of a network of local businesses....and it's FREE! For more info > > >