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City/Town
In effect
A Resolution Supporting A Sustainable Buildings Policy For Buildings Owned And Occupied By The Borough, Resolution 07-137
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly adopted Resolution 2007-137, requiring all new construction and additions of 10,000 square feet or greater to earn LEED Silver certification, targeting LEED Gold or Platinum as feasible. Projects of smaller size are encouraged to incorporate LEED to the greatest extent practicable, further encouraging the use of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance as a guide for sustainable operation of borough buildings.
State
In effect
Arizona HB 2009
AZ
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2013, the State of Arizona enacted HB 2009, granting tax relief to data centers that move into substantially vacant buildings and certify to LEED or an equivalent standard.
State
In effect
Implementing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in New State Buildings, Executive Order 2005-05
AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Governor of Arizona issued Executive Order #2005-05, requiring all state-funded buildings to achieve LEED Silver certification.
County
In effect
Resolution 2007-84
Pima County, AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Pima County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 2007-84, requiring all new county-occupied and -funded buildings, including additions over 5,000 square feet, to earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution also requires all LEED-certified buildings to be maintained under the LEED for Existing Buildings ratings system, with the intention to apply the same standard to all existing facilities.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 669-07
Queen Creek, AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, Queen Creek Town Council approved Resolution 669-07, requiring all public buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. The resolution also encourages private developers to build to LEED.
City/Town
Repealed
Healdsburg Green Building Program
Healdsburg, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the City of Healdsburg created the Healdsburg Green Building Program, which required commercial and industrial buildings 5,000 square feet and larger to follow LEED guidelines. The program has since been repealed.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 16-0032
Manhattan Beach, CA
Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2016, the City of Manhattan Beach enacted Ordinance 16-0032, establishing LEED as the city's green building standard. The Ordinance requires all applicable projects to certify to LEED Silver. Applicable city buildings must meet, at a minimum, LEED Gold.
City/Town
In effect
Sunnyvale Municipal Code, Title 39, Chapter 19.39, Ordinance 2894-09
Sunnyvale, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level:
In 2009, the Sunnyvale City Council adopted Ordinance 2894-09, requiring new residential and non-residential public or private buildings, as well as major renovations, to comply with green building standards. LEED may be used as an alternative compliance path provided that energy or other performance requirements are achieved. The ordinance also provides a floor area ratio bonus and a plaque for projects that comply.
City/Town
Amended
Los Angeles Green Retrofit and Workforce Program, Ordinance 180636
Los Angeles, CA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
On April 8, 2009, the Los Angeles City Council adopted Ordinance 180636, creating the Green Retrofit and Workforce Program to support the retrofitting of all public buildings larger than 7,500 square feet or constructed prior to 1978, with the goal of meeting LEED Silver for Existing Buildings standards. The program prioritizes facilities posing substantial health and safety risks or located in areas of significant poverty and unemployment. This policy was amended on September 18, 2012.
City/Town
In effect
Rancho Palos Verdes Voluntary Green Building Program, Ordinance 481
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council adopted Ordinance 481, amending Rancho Palos Verdes' Voluntary Green Building Program. The Ordinance stipulates that commercial, institutional, and mixed-use projects participating in the program must earn LEED certification. Projects will receive expedited application review, expedited building and safety plan check, and a 50% rebate on all plan permit, plan check and building permit application fees.
City/Town
Replaced
Existing Commercial Building Energy Performance
San Francisco, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2011, San Francisco added energy efficiency requirements for existing commercial buildings. The policy required non-residential buildings 10,000 square feet or larger to conduct energy efficiency audits that meet or exceed ASHRAE standards, and to benchmark energy use using EnergySTAR Portfolio Manager. Buildings certified to LEED for Existing Building were exempt from the energy audit requirement. This requirement was replaced when the California Green Energy Code (CALGreen) went into effect in 2013.
County
In effect
Riverside County Sustainable Building Policy, H-29
Riverside County, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted Board Policy H-29, requiring all new County buildings to meet the criteria for LEED certification, or a county-approved equivalent. New construction projects larger than 5,000 square feet shall pursue LEED certification. The policy also encourages existing facilities to follow LEED for Existing Buildings criteria.
State
In effect
California Green Buildings Action Plan, Executive Order B-18-12
CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
On April 25, 2012, the Governor of California issued Executive Order B-18-12, creating the Green Building Action Plan, which requires all new and majorly renovated State buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The EO also stipulates that all existing State buildings larger than 50,000 square feet are required to earn LEED for Existing Buildings certification.
State
In effect
Executive Order D005-05
CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the Governor of Colorado signed Executive Order D005, requiring that all state buildings earn LEED for Existing Buildings and incorporate LEED practices in all new construction.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2006-096
Fort Collins, CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2006, the Fort Collins City Council adopted Resolution 2006-096, requiring that all new municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet earn LEED Gold certification or higher. The resolution further stipulates that existing municipal buildings should use LEED for Existing Buildings as a guide for operations and maintenance.
City/Town
In effect
Denver Office of Sustainability and Citywide Sustainability Policy, Executive Order 123
Denver, CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2013, the Mayor of Denver issued Executive Order 123, requiring new municipal building construction to earn LEED Gold certification, with a goal of achieving LEED Platinum where economically feasible. The EO also requires all existing and future municipal facilities to be maintained and operated using LEED for Existing Buildings principles. The EO also requires project teams to use LEED for guidance in construction and demolition waste recycling and use of recycled materials.
County
In effect
Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund Program, Ordinance 00-98
Miami-Dade County, FL
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2000, Miami-Dade County adopted Ordinance 00-98, the Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund Program. This program offers incentives for companies that relocate to Miami-Dade County and create jobs. A company can receive up to $1,000 if they operate their business out of a building or facility that is LEED-certified.
City/Town
Amended
Miami Beach Green Building Ordinance
Miami Beach, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Miami Beach City Commission adopted a Green Building Ordinance, requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification and all existing municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. The policy was amended in 2016 to require new construction over 7,000 square feet or ground floor additions to existing structures that encompass more than 10,000 square feet of additional floor area to achieve LEED Gold certification, or a city-approved alternative certification. Eligible projects are required to pay a Sustainability Fee prior to obtaining a temporary certificate of occupancy, certificate of occupancy, or certificate of completion. This fee is set as 5% of the construction valuation and is effectively used as a bartering token to incentivize certification. If a project fails to obtain LEED certification, the fee will not be refunded. A LEED-certified project will receive a refund of 50% of the fee paid. To incentivize earning higher levels of LEED certification, the City provides refunds on a sliding scale: A project that is certified LEED Silver receives a refund of 66% of the fee paid; projects that earn LEED Gold or Platinum certification receive a 100% fee refund. Certified projects also receive expedited plan review and building inspections
City/Town
Amended
Miami Lakes Green Building Program, Ordinance 07-92
Miami Lakes, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Miami Lakes Town Council adopted Ordinance 07-92, establishing the Town of Miami Lakes Green Building Program. The program combines incentives and requirements for buildings with construction costs exceeding $50,000. Grants are available for residential building owners who prove minimum compliance with LEED, and homeowners who prove minimum compliance with LEED for Homes. Permitting fee reductions are available for commercial applicants that prove minimum compliance with LEED. The ordinance requires that all new municipal construction greater than 5,000 square feet and renovations valued greater than $200,000 achieve LEED certification. Projects receiving greater than 50% funding from the Town are also required to achieve LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Port Orange Green Building Program, Ordinance 2009-12
Port Orange, FL
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Port Orange City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-12, creating incentives for new construction and renovation projects. New residential and commercial construction projects that obtain certification under the Florida Green Building Coalition's Standard, LEED for Homes, or Green Globes rating systems will be eligible for expedited permitting, additional sign allowances, marketing privileges and a City of Port Orange Green Building Award. Residential and commercial renovations that obtain LEED for Existing Buildings certification are also eligible for incentives.
City/Town
In effect
Coral Springs Municipal Code, Chapter 25, Article 25, Section 2501023, Ordinance 2007-115
Coral Springs, FL
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Coral Springs enacted Ordinance 2007-115, encouraging renovated and redeveloped structures to achieve LEED certification. The ordinance requires construction projects to submit a LEED checklist with site plan documents.
City/Town
In effect
Pensacola Municipal Code, Title XII, Chapter 12-6, Ordinance 16-10
Pensacola, FL
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Pensacola City Council adopted Ordinance 16-10, authorizing the mayor to reduce the irrigation percentage for a site and may also reduce mitigation payment into the Tree Planting Trust Fund when Best Management Practices have been demonstrated to be employed on the land. Best Management Practices include LEED.
City/Town
In effect
St. Petersburg Green City Initiative, Executive Order 08-01
St. Petersburg, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Mayor of St. Petersburg issued Executive Order 08-01, requiring all new city-owned and occupied buildings to adhere to LEED standards. All redevelopment projects exceeding 10,000 square feet must follow guidelines for LEED for Existing Buildings.
City/Town
In effect
Aventura Municipal Code, Article VI, Chapter 14, Section 14-115, Ordinance 2009-18
Aventura, FL
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Aventura City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-18, establishing a Green Building Program that includes incentives for buildings that earn LEED certification. Buildings that LEED or LEED Silver certifications are eligible for expedited plan review, expedited building permit review and inspection, marketing of green building on site construction signs, inclusion of building on City's website, and administrative variances to allow orientation of building to take advantage of available natural resources, such as yard setbacks, landscape buffers, driveways. In addition to the above incentives, buildings that achieve LEED Gold or Platinum certification are eligible for a FAR bonus, and a lot coverage bonus, to a maximum 80% lot coverage, provided that the building has a green roof.
City/Town
In effect
Jacksonville Sustainability Policy, Executive Order 2008-03
Jacksonville, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Mayor of Jacksonville issued Executive Order 2008-03, establishing the City of Jacksonville Sustainability Policy. The Sustainability Policy includes a requirement that all new municipal building construction and major renovations earn LEED certification, and requires all existing and future public buildings to be maintained and operated according to the LEED for Existing Buildings checklist.
County
In effect
Cook County Code, Chapter 2, Article I, Section 2-6
Cook County, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2002, Cook County adopted an ordinance requiring that all new county building projects earn LEED certification and retrofitted buildings earn LEED for Existing Buildings. Projects are required to earn a minimum of 8 credits in the Energy & Atmosphere category. The ordinance also specifies that Cook County shall refer to the most current version of LEED when beginning a new building construction permit project or renovation.
City/Town
Amended
Chicago Sustainable Development Policy
Chicago, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2004, the City of Chicago adopted a resolution requiring all new city-funded construction and major renovation projects to earn LEED certification. The policy was updated in 2016 to include an alternative compliance path, whereby developers are not required to earn third-party certification, provided that projects include a threshold of high-performance measures.
State
In effect
Illinois Executive Order 09-11
IL
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Governor of Illinois issued Executive Order 09-11, which directs agencies to strive to earn LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification.
City/Town
In effect
Bloomington Municipal Code, Chapter 2.29, Green Building Program, Ordinance 09-04
Bloomington, IN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Bloomington City Council adopted Ordinance 09-04, requiring all construction and major renovations of occupied municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also requires occupiable municipal existing building to earn LEED Silver for Existing Buildings certification by December 31, 2022. The ordinance stipulates that the city shall strive for LEED Gold or Platinum certifications, where project resources and conditions permit.
City/Town
In effect
Louisville Property Assessment and Reassessment Moratorium Program
Louisville, KY
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Louisville Metro Government created a green redevelopment initiative to encourage the repair, rehabilitation, restoration, or stabilization of qualifying structures. Residential and commercial buildings 25 years or older may qualify for a reassessment moratorium/freeze on a portion of local taxes for a period of five years if the project meets certain criteria, including earning LEED certification.
State
In effect
Kentucky HB 255
KY
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2012, the Governor of Kentucky enacted HB 255, establishing the Kentucky Green Schools Authority, and directing the Department of Energy Development and Independence to provide technical assistance to local governments, area development districts, housing authorities and school districts regarding methods to maximize energy conservation and efficiency. The legislation also established a pilot program to assist school districts with earning LEED for Existing Buildings certifications.
State
In effect
Kentucky HR 69
KY
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2013, the Governor of Kentucky enacted House Resolution 69, recognizing LEED for Schools and LEED for Existing Buildings as tools for achieving greener schools.
County
Elapsed
An Act concerning High-Performance Buildings, Bill 78-07
Baltimore County, MD
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Baltimore County Council passed Bill #78-07, replacing Bill #85-06. The legislation expands the tax credit to LEED for New Construction, LEED Core and Shell, and LEED for Existing Buildings. Projects that earn LEED Silver certification may earn a 50% property tax credit, 60% for Gold, and 80% for Platinum. LEED Core and Shell Silver will receive 40%, Gold 50%, and Platinum 70%. LEED for Existing Buildings Silver will earn a tax credit for 10%, 25% for Gold, and 50% for Platinum. The LEED and LEED for Core and Shell tax credits are for five years consecutive years.The LEED for Existing Buildings tax credit is for three years. The tax credit has elapsed.
County
Replaced
Montgomery County Property Tax Credit for Energy and Environmental Design
Montgomery County, MD
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Montgomery County Council approved Bill 37-06, granting property tax credits for buildings that earn LEED Silver, Gold, or Platinum certifications, or a county-approved equivalent. Buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet that earn LEED or LEED for Core and Shell certifications may receive a 25% tax credit for five years; of 25% for achieving Gold, and a 75% credit for LEED Platinum. Buildings less than 10,000 square feet that earn LEED or LEED for Core and Shell certifications may receive five year tax credits of 25% for achieving Silver, 50% for Gold, and 75% for Platinum. Buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet that earn LEED Gold for Existing Buildings certification may receive a 10% tax credit for three years; and 50% for Platinum. Buildings less than 10,000 square feet that earn LEED for Existing Buildings certification receive three year tax credits of 10% for achieving Silver, 25% for Gold, and 50% for Platinum. In 2020, it was announced that the tax credit will be sunset by January 1, 2025. On or before January 1, 2022, a building owner must either submit a completed application for the tax credit or submit an application of intent to apply for the tax credit.
County
Elapsed
Howard County Bill 49-2007
Howard County, MD
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, Howard County enacted Bill 49-2007, establishing a five-year property tax credit for commercial and certain residential projects that earn LEED Silver certification, at minimum. The credit increases based on the level of certification earned: LEED Silver-certified projects may earn a 25% credit; LEED Gold-certified projects may earn a 50% credit; and LEED Platinum-certified projects may earn a 75% credit. Tax credits projects that earn LEED for Existing Buildings certification extend for three years: 10% for LEED Silver, 25% for LEED Gold and 50% for LEED Platinum. In 2017, the County Executive enacted legislation extending the residential property tax exemption until April 1, 2022.
State
Repealed
An order regarding the use of LEED Building Standards for State Buildings
ME
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2003, the Governor of Maine issued an Executive Order directing all new or existing state buildings to incorporate LEED guidelines, provided that standards can be met on a cost-effective basis. The EO was repealed in 2011.
City/Town
In effect
Raleigh LEED Certification for New and Existing Municipal Buildings Policy
Raleigh, NC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Raleigh City Council adopted a policy requiring that new public buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification, and construction less than 10,000 square feet should be "designed to be eligible for LEED Silver certification" and should meet energy and water efficiency requirements. The City will also strive to earn LEED Gold or LEED Platinum where feasible. The policy further stipulates that existing city buildings should use LEED for Existing Buildings as a guide.
City/Town
In effect
Derry Clean Energy and Environmental Initiative, Derry Municipal Code, Article VI, Section 5.34
Derry, NH
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Town of Derry enacted a policy requiring all new construction, and all major renovations to projects funded in full or in part by the Town to meet basic LEED certification standards. Upgrades and repairs will additionally be consistent with LEED certification standards. The policy also stipulates that the Town shall strive to meet higher LEED certification standards when feasible.
City/Town
In effect
Franklin Municipal Code, Article IV, Section 305-22, Ordinance 02-08
Franklin, NH
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007 the City of Franklin adopted Ordinance 02-08, creating a density bonus for buildings or historic restoration and/or renovations that earn LEED certification. New construction must earn at least 45 LEED points, and renovations must earn at least 55 LEED for Existing Buildings points to be granted a density bonus of up to 20%.
City/Town
In effect
Cranford Township Code, Chapter 106, Ordinance 2005-46
Cranford, NJ
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Township of Cranford adopted Ordinance 2005-46, requiring all new public projects and major renovations earn LEED Silver certification at minimum. The ordinance also adopts LEED for Existing Buildings for its existing buildings. Additionally, to incentivize certification in the private sector, the policy allows developers to request density or height bonuses if a project earns LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Albuquerque Municipal Code, Chapter 3, Article 9, Resolution R-05-258
Albuquerque, NM
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Mayor of Albuquerque enacted Resolution R-05-258, requiring all city-owned and city-funded projects 5,000 square feet and above and/or using over 50 KW electrical demand to earn LEED Silver certification. This includes existing buildings.
State
Amended
Sustainable Building Tax Credit, NM SB 543
NM
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Governor of New Mexico enacted SB 543. The omnibus bill included a sustainable building tax credit to promote the construction of high performance, green design and construction. The credit increases commensurate with the level of LEED certification achieved. The total amount of tax credits shall not exceed an aggregate amount of $5 million with respect to commercial buildings and an aggregate amount of $5 million with respect to residential buildings.
City/Town
In effect
2007 Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code
Albuquerque, NM
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Mayor of Albuquerque enacted the 2007 Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code Volumes I and II, requiring commercial and multifamily residential buildings to be 30% more efficient than a baseline building per ASHRAE 90.1 1999 and requiring one- and two-family dwellings to meet ICC 2006 and several other energy efficiency requirements. The code does not apply to LEED-certified commercial and multi-family residential buildings that earn a minimum of 4 credits in EAc1 "Optimize Energy Performance," or one- and two-family dwellings that provide proof of LEED for Homes Silver certification.
State
Repealed
Nevada Green Building Tax Abatement Program
NV
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Governor of Nevada enacted AB 621, amending provisions of tax abatements and exemptions based on energy use and repeals certain prospective energy requirements for public buildings. AB 621 creates a three-tiered property tax exemption plan, with a maximum exemption of 35% for any private building that earns LEED Silver certification or higher, excluding single-family homes and residential structures three stories or fewer. The legislation also removed sales tax exemptions for products or materials used in the construction of eligible buildings. In 2013, the State of Nevada adopted Assembly Bill 239, reviving the tax incentive for LEED-certified buildings and expanding its scope to investments in improving existing buildings. LEED-certified new construction may receive up to a 35% reduction on property tax payable for 5-10 years. Renovations to existing buildings that achieve LEED certification receive a 25-35% reduction, based on level of certification earned, property tax abatement for one year.
State
In effect
Nevada SB 395
NV
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Governor of Nevada enacted SB 395, which contains a provision requiring the State Public Works Board to adopt standards and performance guidelines concerning the efficient use of water and energy for state-owned and operated buildings. The legislation permits LEED as a compliance option.
City/Town
In effect
Green Building Standards for Town-Owned Buildings, Local Law 32-2008
Riverhead, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Town of Riverhead adopted Local Law 32-2008, requiring all town-owned buildings and facilities to earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
New York City Local Law 87
NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, New York City enacted Local Law 87, requiring buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to complete energy auditing and retro-commissioning. Buildings certified under LEED for Existing Buildings are exempt from the requirement.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 7746-03
Lakewood, OH
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2003, the Lakewood City Council adopted Resolution 7746-03, requiring the construction and operation of city facilities and city-funded projects to incorporate LEED guidelines into construction to the greatest extent practicable. The resolution also encourages private sector projects to seek LEED certification.
State
In effect
Wilmington Green Enterprise Zone
Wilmington, OH
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Wilmington City Council adopted an ordinance establishing a Green Enterprise Zone. Residential and commercial projects within in the Zone seeking LEED Certification are eligible for a 75% reduction in building and permitting fees. Existing residential and commercial properties undertaking other green retrofits may be eligible for a 50% reduction in building and permitting fees. The ordinance also requires the City to perform a cost-benefit analysis of earning LEED Certification for all new municipal buildings.
City/Town
In effect
Eugene Sustainable Municipal Building Policy, Resolution 4884
Eugene, OR
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the Eugene City Council adopted Resolution 4884, creating the Sustainable Municipal Building Policy, which requires all new municipal buildings over 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution encourages projects to earn LEED Gold or LEED Platinum, where practical and when funding is available. The resolution also requires that all new municipal buildings under 10,000 square feet follow LEED guidelines and that all existing municipal buildings be maintained and operated in accordance with LEED for Existing Buildings. New construction less than 10,000 square feet should achieve the equivalent of at least a LEED Silver certification level where technically feasible. Projects of any size for which certification is not feasible due to technical reasons should incorporate as many sustainable features as economically feasible, using LEED as a guide. The policy further stipulates that major renovation projects should use LEED as a guide and will be evaluated for certification on a case-by-case basis.
County
In effect
Resolution 08-004
Multnomah County, OR
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2008, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 08-004, requiring all new construction of County-owned buildings earn LEED Gold certification, with a minimum of seven points earned in EAc1 (Optimized Energy Performance). The resolution also requires all major renovation projects of County-owned buildings to earn LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors. LEED Gold is also required for major renovations of County-leased space 10,000 square feet or greater. The resolution also states that all existing County-owned facilities shall be operated and maintained following minimum guidelines for LEED Silver for Existing Buildings.
City/Town
Repealed
AP 99 1.03 Energy Conservation
Corvallis, OR
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the City of Corvallis released a energy conservation policy, which includes a requirement that all new city buildings meet LEED Silver standards. The policy also required existing city-owned buildings and facilities to be operated and maintained under LEED Silver for Existing Buildings. This policy has since been repealed.
City/Town
In effect
Central Point Municipal Code, Chapter 17.67
Central Point, OR
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2010, the City of Central Point enacted a city charter that strongly encourages sustainable design practices and standards, recommending that industry accepted standards, such as LEED.
State
In effect
Rhode Island Lead by Example Program, Executive Order 15-17
RI
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2015, the Governor of Rhode Island issued Executive Order 15-17, establishing the Lead By Example Program within the state's Office of Energy Resources. The EO also directs the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to develop a standard of building operations and maintenance, which may be achieved through LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
El Paso Green Building Grant Program
El Paso, TX
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the El Paso City Council adopted the Green Building Grant Program, providing grants for commercial projects greater than 5,000 square feet and multi-family, multi-story residential projects that earn LEED certification. Grants are awarded only upon receipt of a certificate of occupancy and review of LEED certification wherein ten (10) of the seventeen (17) available points in Energy & Atmosphere credit category must be earned. Maximum grant allowance is $200,000 for LEED Platinum for new construction and $400,000 for LEED Platinum for "multistory existing buildings" that are mixed use and that have been 50% vacant for 5 years, or as further defined by the City. The policy was revised in 2012, lowering the minimum investment requirement for construction, renovation, or remodeling of a building project to $500,000, increasing the funding award level for multistory existing buildings, downtown buildings, and transit-oriented buildings that meet a minimum building square footage requirement of 8,600 square feet, and providing a 20% first installment of the anticipated grant award to approved applicants.
City/Town
In effect
Houston LEED tax abatement, Houston Municipal Code, Section 44-131, Ordinance 2014-245
Houston, TX
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2014, the Houston City Council adopted Ordinance 2014-245, incentivizing new or retrofitted commercial buildings to earn LEED certification by offering a partial tax abatement for the incremental investment associated with obtaining certification. The minimum investment required for eligibility is at least $1 million for LEED Platinum certification and at least $10 million for LEED certification. The agreement is effective for up to 10 years.
City/Town
In effect
Charlottesville Municipal Code, Chapter 30, Division 4, Special Tax Rate for Energy-Efficient Buildings
Charlottesville, VA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
The City of Charlottesville offers a one-time reduced tax rate of 50% on buildings that meet or exceed the energy performance standards of LEED, or a city-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
In effect
Tacoma Municipal Green Building Policy, Resolution 38249
Tacoma, WA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2011, the Tacoma City Council enacted the Municipal Green Building Resolution #38249, requiring all new or renovated city facilities to earn LEED Silver certification and strive for LEED Gold. The resolution also requires all LEED-certified buildings to seek LEED Silver for Existing Buildings.
City/Town
In effect
Wenatchee Municipal Code, Chapter 10.42
Wenatchee, WA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Wenatchee enacted Chapter 10.42, allowing planned affordable housing developments that follow LEED standards and that provide good indoor air quality, conserve energy and water, reduce waste generation, and use materials that are less detrimental to the environment eligibility for a 10% density bonus.
City/Town
In effect
Redmond Green Building and Green Infrastructure Incentive Program, Ordinance 2447
Redmond, WA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Redmond City Council enacted Ordinance 2447, establishing the Green Building and Green Infrastructure Incentive Program. Residential projects incorporating green building strategies are allocated points for each sustainability feature included. The number of points awarded corresponds to available incentives, which include expedited permitting, city recognition, lot size reduction, and density bonuses. LEED-certified projects are eligible for the incentives.
State
In effect
High Performance Green Building Standards and Energy Conservation for State Facilities and Operations, Executive Order 145
WI
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2006, the Governor of Wisconsin issued Executive Order 145, directing the Department of Administration to establish and adopt building construction and maintenance guidelines based on LEED for New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings. Any project that pursues LEED certification as part of the initial project request will be supported by Department of Administration.