In October 2013, existing green building codes were repealed and the 2012 International Residential Code with amendments was adopted. Among the amendments were energy efficiency requirements approximately 15% above the state minimum standard.
In 2019, Frisco adopted the 2018 IECC with amendments, which now is mandatory for all residential buildings.
In November 2006, Frisco passed an ordinance requiring that 100% of all roof areas comply with the EPA Energy Star Cool Roof Program as it exists or may be amended. Additional requirements for buildings include specific heat island mitigation measures, landscape water conservation, and construction waste recycling standards.
By November 2012, more than 7,700,000 square feet of "green" commercial space had been built.
In 2019, Frisco adopted the 2018 IECC with amendments, which is now mandatory for all commercial and industrial buildings.