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State
In effect
Virginia Chapter 806
VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2013, the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted Chapter 806, requiring that all new and majorly renovated (above 50% of the structures assessed value) state-owned facilities over 5,000 square feet be designed and constructed in a manner consistent with energy performance standards at least as stringent as LEED.
State
In effect
Virginia High Performance Buildings Act
VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2012, the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted Chapter 793, requiring an executive branch agency or institution entering the design phase for the construction of a new building greater than 5,000 square feet to conform to the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards, which incorporate LEED standards.
State
In effect
Conservation and Efficiency in the Operation of State Government, Executive Order 19
VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Governor of Virginia issued Executive Order 19, directing all state agencies to conserve energy, water and reduce waste by requiring that all new or renovated buildings conform to LEED Silver standards, or a state-approved alternative standard. The EO also mandates that agencies only lease LEED-certified office space.
State
In effect
Executive Order 82
VA
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Governor of Virginia issued Executive Order 82, requiring all new executive branch buildings larger than 5,000 gross square feet, or renovations to existing executive branch buildings where costs exceeds 50% of the value of the building, to earn LEED Silver certification or a state-approved alternative standard. The EO also encourages the private sector to adopt similar practices.
City/Town
Amended
Alexandria Green Building Policy
Alexandria, VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Alexandria City Council created a Green Building Policy, requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification and all new commercial buildings to earn LEED Silver certification. The policy also requires all new residential buildings to earn LEED certification, with the intention of increasing the standard over time. The policy was amended in 2019, increasing the commercial building requirement to LEED Gold certification.
County
In effect
Arlington County Green Building Incentive Program
Arlington County, VA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2014, Arlington County updated its Green Building Incentive program (which has been in place since 1999). The program provides density bonuses to large office, multi-family, and mixed use projects that earn LEED v4 Silver certifications. Projects may earn up to 0.25 FAR for LEED Silver, 0.35 FAR for LEED Gold, or 0.50 FAR for LEED Platinum. All participating projects must agree to submit 10 years of energy data to the County, and office projects must achieve an Energy Star score of 75 or better within 4 years of occupancy. Up to an additional 0.05 FAR may be earned if two of Arlington’s “Priority Credits” are achieved. Priority Credits are selected from the LEED scorecard and focus on energy efficiency, habitat restoration, light pollution reduction, and building reuse. Additional density may be requested for Net Zero Energy building certification. The program is enforced through a bond based on the size of the project. 75% percent of the bond is held until the LEED certification is achieved. Participants may also benefit from technical assistance and publicity.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2008-R152-2009-14
Richmond, VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Richmond City Council adopted Resolution 2008-R152-2009-14, requiring all new construction and major renovations of municipal buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
City of Fredericksburg LEED Certification and City Building Construction Projects
Fredericksburg, VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the City of Fredericksburg adopted a policy requiring all new construction and major renovations of municipal buildings achieve LEED certification.
State
In effect
Code of Virginia, 58.1, 322.1, HB 239
VA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Governor of Virginia enacted HB 239, declaring energy efficient buildings to be a separate class of taxation from other real property. The code provides a tax benefit for energy efficient buildings, as defined in the code as meeting LEED performance standards - or the standards in other state-approved certifications.
County
In effect
Fairfax County Sustainable Development Policy for Capital Projects
Fairfax County, VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2008 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the Sustainable Development Policy for Capital Projects, requiring all new construction or major renovation projects of county buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. In 2020, the Policy was amended to require LEED Gold.
City/Town
Amended
Chesapeake Administrative Regulation 4.18
Chesapeake, VA
Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Chesapeake adopted Administrative Regulation 4.18, requiring all new municipal buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. In 2012, the policy was amended to encourage, but not require LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Roanoke Municipal Code, Chapter 32, Division 9, Ordinance 37768
Roanoke, VA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, Roanoke adopted Ordinance 37768, creating a separate tax status and rate for certain energy-efficient buildings, including buildings that meet or exceed LEED performance standards.
State
In effect
Executive Order 48
VA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Governor of Virginia issued Executive Order 48, instructing all state agencies and institutions constructing state-owned facilities over 5,000 gross square feet, and renovations valued at 50% of the assessed building value, to be designed and constructed consistent with energy performance standards at least as stringent as LEED or Energy Star. The EO also instructs the Commonwealth to give preference when leasing facilities for state use to facilities meeting LEED or Energy Star.
City/Town
In effect
Herndon Municipal Code, Article XI, Section 78-113.2 Ordinance 09-O-11
Herndon, VA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Herndon adopted Ordinance 09-O-011, establishing open space requirements for new developments. Achieving LEED's green roof credit is a compliance option for satisfying the open space requirement.
County
Amended
Fairfax County Green Building Policy
Fairfax County, VA
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, Fairfax County adopted a Green Building Policy, which encourages residential, retail, office and other projects to follow LEED guidelines and to pursue certification. The policy was amended in 2014 to encourage industrial buildings to follow LEED guidelines, and to raise the level of recommended LEED certification in high-density areas.
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
Charlottesville Green Building Policy
Charlottesville, VA
Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Charlottesville City Council adopted a resolution promoting the use of green building practices. The resolution stipulates that LEED will be used to guide the design and construction process for all major City-owned buildings and renovation projects, but does not require certification with GBCI.