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City/Town
In effect
A Resolution Establishing an Energy Efficient Building Policy for the City of Fayetteville, Resolution 176-07
Fayetteville, AR
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Fayetteville City Council adopted Resolution 176-07, requiring that all new city-owned facilities greater than 5,000 square feet earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution also requires new construction exempt from the policy to submit a LEED checklist with a permit application, with an emphasis on pursuing energy and water efficiency credits.
State
In effect
Arkansas Energy and Natural Resources Conservation Act, HB 2445
AR
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the Governor of Arkansas enacted HB 2445, encouraging all state agencies to use green design strategies, including LEED. The bill also creates a Legislative Task Force on Sustainable Building Design and Practices, which is required to advise on issues related to sustainable building design.