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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.
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.
County
In effect
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Zoning Ordinance 8-21(o)(4)
Lexington-Fayette Urban County, KY
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2012, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Zoning Ordinance was amended to include a section instructing that adaptive reuse projects may be permitted by the Planning Commission upon the approval of a final development plan. Eligible projects are required to be located near a public right-of-way, include one existing building that will be adaptively reused as a principal structure. Projects must provide documentation demonstrating that they at least three of nine criteria, including proof of earning LEED certification.
State
Repealed
Kentucky SB 132
KY
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2010, the Governor of Kentucky enacted SB 132, establishing the efficient school design trust fund. In order to be eligible for funds, schools must efficient school design as a school building design that meets or exceeds LEED for Schools certification, a comparable system with equivalent requirements, or other building performance certification systems. The law was repealed in 2022.
State
In effect
Kentucky HR 24
KY
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Kentucky General Assembly adopted HR 24, endorsing the creation of a Green Schools Caucus in the Kentucky General Assembly to advocate and encourage broader application of the design and construction practices for green schools. The resolution encourages school districts to seek LEED certification, or certification from a comparable rating system with requirements as stringent to LEED Silver standards.
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 2
KY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Governor of Kentucky enacted HB 2, requiring new public facilities and renovations funded with 50% or more of state funds to adhere to high-performance building standards. The legislation defines high performance building standards as: projects of $25 million or more must achieve LEED Silver certification or higher; projects between $5 million and $25 million must achieve LEED Certified and earn a minimum of seven points under the Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance standards; and, projects between $600,000 and $5 million shall use LEED as a guide.
State
In effect
Kentucky HB 1
KY
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Governor of Kentucky enacted HB 1, instructing the state's Finance and Administration Cabinet to use LEED or other rating systems to develop green building incentives for private development in the state.