For private construction pertaining to new facilities built within the region, Pinal County has many tools it can use to guide entrepreneurs, corporations, public entities and non-profits toward more environmentally responsible living. Those include:
Pinal County has adopted the 2007 International Energy Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council, which provides guidelines for more energy-efficient construction.
- Pinal County allows for energy-efficient alternative residential construction, including adobe, rammed-earth and straw bale construction.
- The County also allows separate gray-water systems in buildings which allow both energy and water conservation benefits.