Green Building Tools for Tribes
Gila River Indian Community Green Building
Kayenta Township, Navajo Nation
Mesa Verde National ParkPueblo Cliff Dwellings Lived In for Over 700 Years, from A.D. 600 to 1300
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
Green building, also known as sustainable design, can assist tribal communities to reduce the impact of construction on the environment while protecting the health, livelihood and culture of tribal residents. Native Americans were the first green architects and builders of the Americas, and traditional Native American building designs and practices are sustainable. State and local building codes do not apply on tribal lands, but tribes have the authority to adopt their own.