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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
Amended
League City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 125, Article IV, Section 125-90 f., Ordinance 2009-34
League City, TX
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, League City adopted Ordinance 2009-34, permitting flat roofs on limited service hotels and residence hotels projects are LEED certified or have substantive rooftop amenities such as gardens and restaurants. The ordinance was amended by Ordinance 2019-17, eliminating the LEED certification requirement after December 31, 2022.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 16911
El Paso, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the El Paso City Council enacted Ordinance 16911, requiring all new city buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to meet the LEED Silver certification level, and to strive for a higher certification level whenever resources and conditions permit. The policy also encourages major renovations to incorporate LEED principles where feasible.
City/Town
In effect
Dallas Green Ordinance, Ordinance 27131
Dallas, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the City of Dallas passed a Green Building Ordinance, requiring all new buildings to meet higher efficiency standards than current building energy codes. New residential buildings (one or two family homes) must meet minimum energy consumption required by the Dallas Energy Conservation Code. In Phase 2, all new buildings must comply with the Dallas Green Construction Code and be certifiable under the LEED for Homes standard. Commercial buildings that have less than 50,000 square feet of flooring must meet minimum energy consumption required by the Dallas Energy Conservation Code. Buildings larger than 50,000 square feet must submit a LEED scorecard demonstrating that they have incorporated a number of LEED credits.
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
Resolution 2007 R-04-19-0416
San Antonio, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the San Antonio City Council adopted a resolution requiring all new buildings funded and used by the City to adopt a green building policy based on the requirements for LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Plano LEED Certification Policy
Plano, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Plano adopted a policy requiring municipal projects to achieve the highest level of LEED certification possible.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2004-15
Houston, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2004, the Houston City Council adopted Resolution 2004-15, requiring that all city owned buildings and facilities larger than 10,000 square feet use LEED standards to the greatest extent practical and reasonable, with a target of earning LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
Amended
Resolution 03-067
Dallas, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2003, the Dallas City Council adopted Resolution 12-2428, requiring all new municipal buildings larger than 10,000 square feet be constructed to meet LEED Silver certification standards. The policy was amended in 2006 to increase the requirement for new city-funded public works and transportation facilities under the 2006 bond program to LEED Gold certification.
City/Town
Replaced
Resolution 2007 1129-045
Austin, TX
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2000, the Austin City Council adopted Resolution 000608-43, requiring municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The policy was replaced in 2007 by Resolution 2007 1129-045, which requires that projects with construction costs over $2 million earn LEED certification.
County
Elapsed
Harris County Green Building Tax Abatement
Harris County, TX
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2012, the Harris County Commissioners Court enacted an ordinance establishing a partial tax abatement for costs incurred by developers to certify under the appropriate LEED rating system. Buildings that achieve LEED certification are eligible for a tax abatement of 1% of the construction costs. Buildings with higher ratings may receive higher discounts: Projects earning Platinum certification are eligible for a tax abatement of 10% of construction costs. Silver- and Gold-certified projects may earn an abatement of 2.5% and 5%, respectively. The ordinance was re-adopted by Commissioners Court in 2014 and ran until 2016. The ordinance was re-adopted in 2016 and remained in force until 2018.