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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
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly adopted Resolution 2007-137, which supports a Sustainable Building Policy for borough-owned and -occupied buildings.
City/Town
Repealed
Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 23.05, Ordinance 93
Anchorage, AK
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Anchorage Assembly adopted Ordinance 2008-93, requiring all new municipal buildings - including private construction for municipal leasing or renting - and major renovation of municipal buildings to earn LEED certification. In 2012, the code was amended to increase the minimum required certification level to LEED Silver. The ordinance also required all Anchorage public schools exceeding 5,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. To incentivize certification, building permitting fees for public and private projects were refunded: 10% for projects that earned LEED certification, 15% for projects that earned LEED Silver, 22.5% for projects that earned LEED Gold, and 35% for projects that earned LEED Platinum. The ordinance was repealed in 2011 by Ordinance 2011-4(S-1).
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.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 6644
Scottsdale, AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2005, the Scottsdale City Council adopted Resolution #6644, requiring all new city buildings to achieve LEED Gold certification, and to strive for the highest level of certification whenever project resources and conditions permit. The resolution also requires renovations and non-occupied city buildings to be designed and built to include as many principles of LEED as feasible.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2014-09
Flagstaff, AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2014, the City of Flagstaff adopted Resolution 2014-09, requiring all City-owned new construction and major renovations, including additions over 10,000 square feet, to earn LEED Silver certification, or a city-approved alternative standard. The city maintains a preference for third-party certified spaces when entering into building leases.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 20322
Tucson, AZ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the City of Tucson passed Resolution 20322, requiring construction or major additions and renovations of municipal buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The Resolution encourages projects to achieve a higher certification level when resources and conditions permit.
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. Pima County is a LEED for Homes provider, the first government body to offer verification services through the county office.
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.
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.
City/Town
In effect
City of Chandler Green Building Program, Resolution 4199
Chandler, AZ
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Chandler City Council adopted Resolution #4199, requiring that all new municipal buildings larger than 5,000 square feet earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution also requires renovations of municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet follow LEED guidelines. Moreover, private projects that register with the intent to earn LEED Silver certification are granted expedited plan review and certification fee reimbursements. LEED and LEED Silver-certified projects are eligible for a 50% fee reimbursement, and LEED Gold and LEED Platinum-certified projects are eligible for a 100% fee reimbursement. The City notes certified projects on the Chandler Green Building Program Participant list and through signage.
City/Town
In effect
Brisbane Municipal Code, Chapter 15.80, Ordinance 524-2007
Brisbane, CA
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Brisbane City Council adopted Ordinance 524, requiring that all new municipal buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. All new commercial construction and renovations larger than 10,000 square feet must meet LEED Silver standards on a Green Building Project Checklist. Though applicants are encouraged to register their projects with USGBC, certification is not required. Commercial projects smaller than 10,000 square feet are encouraged to follow LEED guidelines.
City/Town
Replaced
Oakland Municipal Code, Chapter 15.35, Ordinance 12658
Oakland, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Oakland City Council adopted a policy requiring public building projects to achieve LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also promotes the use of green building strategies in private sector development by offering free technical assistance, green building guidelines and public promotion for qualified projects. This ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 1048
Belmont, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the City of Belmont adopted Resolution 1048, requiring commercial projects larger than 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
Replaced
Ordinance 3414
Monterey, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Monterey City Council adopted Ordinance 3414, requiring all new municipal buildings earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also requires all new private commercial buildings to follow the LEED for New Construction guidelines and all new private residential buildings to follow the Build It Green's New Construction Green Building Guidelines. The ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
City/Town
Repealed
Ordinance 956
Larkspur, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Larkspur City Council adopted Ordinance 956, requiring LEED or Build It Green certification for the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and public buildings. The policy required construction or major renovations of single-family and multi-family residences over 500 square feet to earn LEED for Homes or Build It Green certification, new commercial developments less than 5,000 square feet to meet LEED certification standards, new construction projects greater than 5,000 square feet to achieve LEED Silver certification, and commercial renovations to earn at least 25% of the total LEED points available or the equivalent of LEED certification. All city-sponsored public facilities were required to achieve LEED Silver certification. The ordinance was repealed in 2011.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 16-0032
Manhattan Beach, CA
Enabling/Encouraging legislation, 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
Amended
San Diego Sustainable Building Policy
San Diego, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2003, the San Diego City Council updated Council Policy 900-14 (originally passed in November of 1997 and updated in June of 2001), adding a requirement that all new municipal construction larger than 5,000 square feet earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
Repealed
Manhattan Beach Sustainable Building Program, Ordinance 2124
Manhattan Beach, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Manhattan Beach City Council adopted Ordinance 2124, establishing a Sustainable Building Program and Energy Efficiency Standard. New construction and major renovations of municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet are required to earn LEED Gold certification. Non-residential commercial construction and major renovations exceeding 10,000 square feet are required to meet LEED Silver standards. LEED Silver equivalence is accepted if checked for compliance by a LEED AP. The ordinance was repealed by Ordinance No. 13-0027 on November 19, 2013.
City/Town
Replaced
Resolution 3326
Monte Sereno, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Monte Sereno City Council adopted Resolution 3326, requiring all new or renovated public buildings over 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification and to complete a green checklist for all new commercial and residential development applications. The resolution also established LEED and Green Point as the city's standards for green building practices. This ordinance was replaced by CALGreen.
City/Town
Replaced
Resolution 05-103
Santa Clarita, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Santa Clarita City Council adopted Resolution 05-103, requiring new City-sponsored construction to earn LEED Silver certification and all municipal building renovations to follow LEED guidelines. The Resolution also encourages private developers to follow LEED guidelines. This requirement in this resolution was replaced by the CALGreen mandatory building code in 2013.
City/Town
In effect
Fremont Sustainable Building and Landscaping Policy
Fremont, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the City of Fremont adopted the Sustainable Building and Landscaping Policy, requiring all new City buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Los Altos Hills Municipal Code, Title 8, Chapter 4, Section 8-4.05
Los Altos Hills, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Los Altos Hill Town Council adopted a policy requiring all new municipal building exceeding 1,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. The policy also requires new residential projects and major additions to earn LEED for Homes certification, or a town-approved alternative certification. Residential projects that earn LEED Silver certification may qualify for expedited building plan review. Residential projects that earn LEED Gold certification qualify for guaranteed building inspections within two working days of a request for inspection. Residential projects that earn LEED Platinum shall receive a customized plaque recognizing the achievement.
City/Town
Replaced
Los Altos Municipal Code, Chapter 12.66
Los Altos, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Los Altos City Council adopted a policy requiring all public buildings 7,500 square feet or larger to be designed to perform at least 15% more efficiently than Title 24 of California Code of Regulations. The ordinance also requires that all public and commercial buildings are designed to perform 15% better than Title 24. Public buildings larger than 7,500 square feet are required to earn LEED Silver certification to receive a building permit. The ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
County
Amended
San Mateo County Municipal Green Building Policy
San Mateo County, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2001, San Mateo County adopted a Sustainable Building Policy, requiring all new buildings over 10,000 square feet to be built and certified to the highest practicable LEED rating. In 2017, the San Mateo Board of Supervisors approved an update to the Sustainable Building Policy, requiring county projects to earn at least 50% of LEED's Energy & Atmosphere credits and to achieve net-zero energy with generation from on-site or adjacent renewable energy resources.
City/Town
In effect
Dublin Municipal Code, Chapter 5.61, Ordinance 9-04
Dublin, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2004, the Dublin City Council approved Ordinance 9-04, requiring all municipal projects with an estimated construction cost of $3 million or greater to earn LEED Silver certification. Smaller projects are required to incorporate as many green building principles as deemed possible by the Green Building Compliance Official.
City/Town
Replaced
Saratoga Municipal Code, Article 16-47, Ordinance 272
Saratoga, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Saratoga City Council adopted Ordinance 272, requiring public buildings 5,000 square feet and larger must earn LEED Silver certification. This ordinance was replaced in 2012 by Ordinance 294.
City/Town
Replaced
Ordinance 7137
Pasadena, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Pasadena City Council adopted Ordinance 7137, requiring all new public buildings and renovations over 15,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also requires new commercial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. Additionally, all projects covered by the ordinance must achieve earn LEED credit WEc3.1, Water Efficiency. The ordinance was replaced by CALGreen.
City/Town
Replaced
Irvine Municipal Facilities Green Building Program, Resolution 05-153
Irvine, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the Irvine City Council adopted Resolution 05-153, requiring all new municipal buildings and major renovations 5,000 square feet or larger to earn LEED certification. This requirements of this resolution were replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
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.
City/Town
Amended
Morgan Hill City Policy 02-01
Morgan Hill, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2002, the Morgan Hill City Council adopted CP-02-01, requiring all new public facilities and facilities undergoing significant renovations to earn LEED Gold certification. The policy was amended in 2007.
City/Town
Amended
Ordinance 9-6.407
Emeryville, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008 the Emeryville City Council adopted Ordinance 9-6.407, requiring new city facilities to earn LEED Silver certification. Private developments that earn LEED Gold or Platinum certifications are eligible for residential density, floor area ratio, and/or height bonuses.
City/Town
In effect
Cupertino Green Building Ordinance, Ordinance CP2007-01
Cupertino, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Cupertino City Council adopted a policy requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification. Homeowners may also receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for having a LEED AP certify their home. In 2013, the City of Cupertino Green Building Ordinance took effect, requiring small residential and commercial projects to comply with the California Green Building Code (CALGreen). The policy also requires residential projects greater than 9 units and commercial projects larger than 25,000 square feet to earn LEED certification or a city-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
In effect
West Hollywood Municipal Code, Title 15, Ordinance 19-1072
West Hollywood, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2019, the City of West Hollywood passed Ordinance 19-1071, requiring new public buildings or major renovations to buildings 10,000 square feet or larger - or public building tenant improvement and major renovations 10,000 square feet or larger - to earn LEED Gold certification. The ordinance also encourages buildings receiving city funding to earn LEED Gold certification.
City/Town
In effect
San Francisco Municipal Code, Chapter 7, Section 705, Ordinance 88-04
San Francisco, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2004, the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco adopted Ordinance 88-04, requiring all municipal new construction and major renovation projects exceeding 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance was amended in 2011 to require public buildings to earn LEED Gold certification, prioritizing credits in stormwater management, indoor water use reduction, energy performance, renewable energy, commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, construction debris management, IAQ management, low-emitting materials and indoor chemical, and pollutant source control. The policy also requires that a LEED AP be included on each design team.
County
Repealed
Marin County Building Code, Ordinance 3533
Marin County, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Marin County Board of Supervisors enacted Ordinance 3533, requiring new commercial projects over 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification and requiring projects exceeding 50,000 square feet to earn LEED Gold certification. Projects under 5,000 square feet must submit a LEED checklist and comply with prerequisite credits. Commercial renovations valued at less than $500,000 or between 500-4,999 square feet are encouraged to abide by certain voluntary green building practices. Commercial renovations valued between $500,000-$5 million or between 5,000-24,999 square feet are required to comply with the same specified green building practices. Commercial projects valued greater than $5 million or exceeding 25,000 square feet are required to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Los Angeles Private Sector Green Building Plan, Ordinance 179820
Los Angeles, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the City Council of Los Angeles adopted the Private Sector Green Building Plan, requiring all private projects 50,000 square feet or larger to earn LEED certification. The policy offers expedited plan review and permitting for all projects seeking LEED Silver certification, as verified by LEED AP city officials. The legislation further commits City resources to reviewing and improving City codes and removing obstacles to green building. The ordinance also directed the City to continue to work with DWP to offer financial incentives for green building, encouraged certain city staff be trained as LEED APs, and established the Mayor's Annual Award of Excellence in Sustainable Design & Construction.
City/Town
Replaced
Pasadena Municipal Code, Title 14, Ordinance 7031
Pasadena, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the Pasadena City Council enacted Ordinance 7031, requiring all new commercial and residential construction to earn LEED certification. This includes commercial construction larger than 25,000 square feet, residential buildings at least four stories high, and public buildings larger than 5,000 square feet. Developers who exceeded the minimum certification qualified for a rebate from Pasadena Water and Power. Additionally, developers who include affordable housing will earn a construction tax rebate of $1000 per unit. Pasadena Water and Power's Pasadena LEED Certification Program offers $15,000 grants for applicants who achieve LEED certification; $20,000 for LEED Silver; $25,000 for EED Gold; and $30,000 for LEED Platinum. This ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
City/Town
In effect
Milpitas Green Building Ordinance, Ordinance 65.142
Milpitas, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2013, City of Milpitas adopted a Green Building Ordinance, requiring new City construction or renovations in buildings exceeding 25,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also requires new residential construction with five or more units to earn LEED for Homes certification, and non-residential construction projects between 25,000-50,000 square feet to earn LEED certification, and non-residential construction or renovations larger than 50,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. Residential and non-residential buildings are granted priority plan review to incentivize exceeding the requirements.
City/Town
Replaced
Los Angeles Sustainable Building Initiative
Los Angeles, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2002, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the City of Los Angeles Sustainable Building Initiative, requiring all city-owned and city-funded construction projects 7,500 square feet or larger to earn LEED certification. The policy also requires that "high-profile projects with citywide importance" strive to surpass LEED certification. and to develop incentives for private projects to incorporate sustainable design practices. This was replaced by the mandatory CALGreen code.
City/Town
Replaced
Mill Valley Municipal Code, Chapter 20.95, Ordinance 1236
Mill Valley, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Mill Valley City Council adopted Ordinance 1236, establishing green building requirements for residential, public, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. The ordinance stipulates that new non-residential projects larger than 2,500 square feet are required to earn LEED Silver certification. Smaller projects are encouraged to earn as many points as possible and submit a LEED checklist. The ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
City/Town
Replaced
Resolution 10850
Campbell, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Campbell City Council adopted Resolution 10850, requiring all new and renovated municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The City also requires all residential and commercial development applications for projects larger than 500 square feet to complete a green checklist.
City/Town
Replaced
Livermore Municipal Code, Chapter 15.32, Civic Green Buildings, Ordinance 1727
Livermore, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2004, the City Council of Livermore adopted Ordinance 1727, requiring all public buildings to earn LEED Silver certification. This ordinance was replaced by CALGreen in 2013.
City/Town
Amended
Piedmont Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Ordinance 488
Piedmont, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Piedmont City Council adopted Ordinance 488 N.S. 10/87, requiring new construction and renovations of city-owned and -operated buildings over $3 million to earn LEED certification or 50 points under the Build It Green GreenPoint rating system. The policy was amended in 2019, requiring municipal projects valued at $4 million to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
San Leandro Municipal Code, Title 3, Chapter 3-19, Ordinance 2008-007
San Leandro, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the City of San Leandro adopted Ordinance 2008-007, requiring that all new city-owned or -occupied construction or renovations over $3 million earn LEED Silver certification. All other City facilities projects valued at less than $3 million are required to implement as many LEED credits as practicable. Private developers are required to complete and submit a Green Building Checklist as part of a project's permit application for any new construction, residential additions over 500 square feet, or commercial or industrial projects valued at over $100,000.
City/Town
Replaced
Resolution 2006-187
Anaheim, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2006, the Anaheim City Council adopted Resolution 2006-187, requiring all new municipal buildings over 10,000 square feet to achieve LEED certification. The Resolution also encourages private developers and builders to earn LEED certification. The requirements in the resolution were replaced by the CALGreen mandatory building code.
County
Elapsed
Los Angeles County Sustainable Design Program
Los Angeles County, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Los Angeles County Sustainable Design Program, requiring all new public buildings over 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The board also approved a motion instructing the Directors of Public Works and Planning to investigate and report back within six months on opportunities to incorporate LEED standards or similar requirements into industrial, commercial, and residential development standards.
County
In effect
Alameda County Administrative Code, Title 4, Ordinance 2003-63
Alameda County, CA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2003, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 2003-63, requiring that all county projects earn LEED Silver certification or a county-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
Amended
Long Beach Municipal Code, Chapter 21.25, Ordinance 09-0013
Long Beach, CA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2003, the City of Long Beach created a Municipal Green Building Policy, which required new City buildings over 7,500 square feet to earn LEED certification. In 2009, the City of Long Beach adopted Ordinance 09-0013, requiring that all new construction or renovations to residential or mixed-use buildings of 50 dwelling units and 50,000 square feet, non-residential buildings of 50,000 square feet or more, and projects for which the City provides any portion of the funding, earn LEED certification. The updated policy also requires new buildings on City land exceeding 7,500 square feet are also required to earn LEED Silver certification. A project that earns LEED Gold or Platinum certification may be eligible for flexibility in regard to certain development standards including usable open space and off-street parking requirements. The policy does not require projects to certify with USGBC.
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.
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.
County
In effect
Energy Efficiency of County Facilities, Resolution 18-087
Eagle County, CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2018, the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution 18-087, requiring that all new facilities and capital building projects earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2007-49
Aurora, CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2007, the City of Aurora adopted Resolution R2007-49, requiring new city facilities to achieve LEED Gold certification. Structures intended for seasonal use are exempt from the requirement.
State
Amended
Colorado High-Performance Certification Program
CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2007, the State of Colorado enacted SB 07-051 creating the High-Performance Certification Program, which requires new or majorly renovated state-owned buildings, K-12 schools, public universities, and housing projects larger than 5,000 square feet and receiving a minimum of 25% of funding from the state to earn LEED Gold certification. The law was updated in 2018.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 1937
Golden, CO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Golden City Council adopted Resolution 1937, requiring all new municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet to achieve LEED Silver 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
Stamford Sustainable Development Standards, Ordinance 1071
Stamford, CT
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Stamford Board of Representatives adopted Ordinance 1071, requiring all city-owned buildings over 5,000 square feet and buildings where the City leases at least 50% of total space to earn the LEED Silver certification or higher.
City/Town
Amended
Green Building Act of 2006
Washington, DC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the Mayor of Washington, D.C. enacted the Green Building Act, requiring all non-residential District public buildings to earn LEED Silver certification. In 2012, the policy was amended to require all new private development projects 50,000 square feet or larger earn LEED certification. On March 28, 2012, the City Council and Mayor of Washington, D.C. adopted Act #A19-0336, amending the Green Building Act to require public schools to aspire to earn LEED Gold certification, and imposes fines on private commercial buildings that do not provide proof that the project has earned LEED certification within two years of occupancy.
State
In effect
Leading by Example Towards a Clean Energy Economy & Sustainable Natural Environment, Executive Order 18
DE
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Governor of Delaware issued Executive Order 18, stating that all state agencies, departments and offices shall work with architects and engineers on the design and construction of capital projects to design projects to meet or exceed LEED Silver standards.
City/Town
Elapsed
Jacksonville Sustainable Building Program, Ordinance 2009-211
Jacksonville, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Jacksonville City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-211, requiring all new public buildings and major renovations to earn LEED certification. The program also offers incentives to new residential and commercial buildings that achieve LEED certification, including expedited permitting, density bonuses, and grants of up to $1,000 to cover costs of project certification. The policy was amended in 2014 to extend the carryover period to fiscal year 2016-2017.
State
In effect
Establishing Climate Change Leadership by Example, Executive Order 07-126
FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order #07-126, requiring LEED certification for any new building constructed for or by the State. New construction projects must strive for Platinum certification. The EO also requires the Department of Management Services to implement LEED for Existing Buildings across all buildings owned and operated by the department on behalf of client agencies.
City/Town
Amended
Margate Green Building Initiative, Ordinance 2009-15
Margate, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the City of Margate adopted Ordinance 2009-15, requiring all new construction or renovations of city buildings to earn LEED certification. In 2017, the policy was amended to broaden the eligible certifications.
City/Town
Repealed
Pembroke Pines Code, Title XV, Chapter 159, Ordinance 1622
Pembroke Pines, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the City of Pembroke Pines adopted Ordinance 1622, requiring all city-owned construction projects earn LEED Silver certification. Residential and commercial new construction and renovations interested in participating in the green building program must obtain certification under LEED or the Florida Green Building Coalition rating system. Participating projects will receive expedited permitting and a Pembroke Pines Green Building Award.
City/Town
In effect
City of North Miami Sustainable Buildings Program, Ordinance 1278
North Miami, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the City of North Miami adopted Ordinance 1278, creating a Sustainable Building Program. The Ordinance stipulates that all new construction or additions of city-owned buildings must achieve LEED Silver certification or higher. Substantial renovations to existing city-owned buildings are required to achieve LEED certification, while minor renovations must incorporate as many LEED green building principles as feasible. For the residential sector, all Community Redevelopment Agency-owned or funded projects are required to attain LEED Silver certification. Existing CRA structures undergoing major renovations must achieve LEED certification. Minor CRA renovations are required to pursue as many LEED credits as possible. New construction, additions or substantial improvements of commercial developments are required to be LEED certifications, while minor commercial improvements are required to incorporate as many LEED strategies as is feasible. The ordinance also creates residential density bonuses for LEED-certified projects. An individual may be granted a density bonus up to 25 dwelling units per acre for green building certification coupled with transit-oriented development. Projects pursuing LEED certification may also receive expedited permitting, reduced permit fees, and project recognition by the city. This ordinance was repealed on XXX,
County
In effect
Miami-Dade County Sustainable Buildings Program, Ordinance 073319
Miami-Dade County, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners passed Ordinance 073319, requiring all new county-owned and county-financed facilities and all major renovations of greater than 50% of replacement cost to earn LEED Silver certification. County renovations less than 50% of replacement cost are required to earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Deltona Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Article III, Ordinance 42-2008
Deltona, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Deltona City Council adopted Ordinance 42-2008, requiring all new and remodeled residential buildings to follow the guidelines of LEED for Homes or a city-approved equivalent. The policy also requires all new and renovated municipal and institutional buildings to follow LEED guidelines, or a city-approved equivalent. Projects that register intent to complete certification are eligible for expedited permitting and reduced permitting fees.
City/Town
In effect
Riviera Beach Municipal Code, Chapter 31, Article VI, Section 31-556, Ordinance 3072
Riviera Beach, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the City of Riviera Beach adopted Ordinance 3072, setting standards for recycling and scrap-metal processing centers. All new construction or renovation of recycling or scrap metal processing offices or administrative buildings must obtain LEED Silver certification to be issued a certificate of occupancy.
City/Town
In effect
Tampa Sustainability Ordinance, Ordinance 2008-112
Tampa, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Tampa City Council adopted the City of Tampa Sustainability Ordinance (Ordinance 2008-112), requiring that all new municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet of air-conditioned space to earn LEED Silver certification, and for major renovations of municipal buildings to follow LEED guidelines. The ordinance also offers developers of commercial and multi-family residential buildings a 20-80% rebate on building permit fees, depending on the level of LEED certification earned.
City/Town
In effect
Dunnellon Municipal Code, Subpart B, Appendix A, Article IX
Dunnellon, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Dunnellon City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-14, establishing sustainable building and design standards for new construction. Commercial buildings larger than 80,000 square feet are required to earn LEED certification. Proof of LEED registration must be provided with the building application prior to review. Certification must be obtained before issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, though a temporary certificate may be issued for up to 18 months during the certification process.
City/Town
In effect
Miami Municipal Code, Article III
Miami, FL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Miami City Council adopted a policy requiring new private development over 50,000 square feet in specified zoning districts (T5, T6, CI & CS) of habitable room and habitable space to achieve LEED Silver certification or a city-approved equivalent standard. The Code requires the owner to post at time of permit application a performance bond to guarantee LEED Silver certification. The Code also provides density bonuses for projects that earn LEED Gold or Platinum certifications.
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 EO requires that all new municipal building construction and major renovation earn LEED certification, and requires all existing and future public buildings to be maintained and operated according to the LEED for Existing Buildings checklist.
City/Town
Amended
Miami Beach Green Building Ordinance
Miami, 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 ordinance also establishes incentives for green building projects including expedited plan review and building inspections. In addition, developers of green buildings will receive a refund of the actual application and review fees for Green Building Program certification and an amount not greater than 5% of the incremental cost of making the building achieve LEED Silver certification. The City also allows projects to erect signage designating their building as a participant in the Green Building Program, and will highlight program participants on a City website. The ordinance was amended in 2016 to require that city projects earn LEED Gold certification.
City/Town
In effect
Hollywood Municipal Code, Title XV, Chapter 15, Ordinance-151.010
Hollywood, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the City of Hollywood adopted Ordinance O-2009-32, requiring all new construction and major renovations of City buildings earn LEED Silver certification, or another city-approved equivalent. The ordinance also requires that the City employs a LEED AP on staff.
County
In effect
Broward County Green Building Policy
Broward County, FL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Broward County Commission adopted Resolution 2008-856, requiring all new County-owned and operated buildings to earn LEED certification.
City/Town
Replaced
Ordinance 2008-11
Doraville, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Doraville City Council adopted Ordinance 2008-11, requiring all new municipal buildings and all commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. The ordinance was replaced in 2016 by Ordinance 2016-16, which no longer requires LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 777
Conyers, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Conyers City Council adopted Ordinance 777, requiring all new residential or municipal buildings with over 5,000 square feet of occupied space to earn LEED certification, or to pursue a city-approved equivalent standard.
City/Town
Amended
Atlanta Municipal Code, Chapter 75, Ordinance 17-O-1218
Atlanta, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2003, the City of Atlanta enacted Ordinance #03-0-1693, requiring all city-funded projects larger than 5,000 square feet or costing $2 million to earn LEED Silver certification. Projects exempt from this policy are required to complete a LEED checklist to assess any sustainable design techniques. In 2017, Chapter 75 was amended by Ordinance 17-O-1218 to require all city facilities larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification, regardless of project costs.
City/Town
Repealed
Ordinance 09-61
Forest Park, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Forest Park City Council adopted Ordinance 09-61, requiring all new residential construction and renovations to earn LEED certification, or a city-approved equivalent standard. The ordinance was repealed in 2015.
County
In effect
Resolution CEN-001
Athens-Clarke County, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2004, the Mayor and Commission of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County adopted a resolution requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED certification, with an emphasis on earning indoor air quality credits. The resolution also requires new municipal projects to include a LEED AP on the design and construction teams.
County
Repealed
Chatham County Green Building Program
Chatham County, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2011, the Chatham County Commission adopted an amendment to Chapter 20 of the Chatham County Code, requiring all new county-owned and county-funded buildings and renovations valued more than $100,000 to earn LEED Silver certification. The amendment was repealed in 2016.
City/Town
Repealed
City of Tybee Island Green Building Policy
Tybee Island, GA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the City of Tybee Island passed a resolution adopting a green building policy declaring that all new city buildings will achieve the LEED Silver certification level, and achieve a higher certification level when conditions and resources permit. Projects designed to the LEED Silver level must have a payback of no more than five years. If payback is anticipated to be over five years, city staff will recommend the level of LEED certification. The resolution also stipulates that all major renovations and non-occupied buildings should include as many principles of LEED and the city's green building program as possible.
City/Town
In effect
Honolulu Municipal Code, Chapter 2, Article 9, Ordinance 06-06
Honolulu, HI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the City and County of Honolulu passed Ordinance 06-06, requiring new city facilities larger than 5,000 square feet to earn or exceed LEED Silver certification.
State
Amended
Hawaii HB 2175
HI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the Governor of Hawaii enacted HB 2175, requiring all new state-owned or state-funded construction (including K-12 public schools) 5,000 or greater to earn LEED Silver certification or a state-approved equivalent standard. The state legislature amended its provisions to Hawaiian counties with HRS 46 19.6, which grants priority processing for all construction or development permits for projects that earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved alternative standard.
County
In effect
Ada County Green Building Resolution 1180
Ada County, ID
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2003, the Ada County adopted Resolution 1180, requiring new construction and major retrofits of all County facilities over 10,000 square feet to meet or exceed LEED certification.
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 county building projects earn LEED certification. The ordinance calls for projects to earn a minimum of 8 credits in the Energy & Atmosphere category. The ordinance also calls for each retrofitted county building to earn LEED for Existing Building certification. The ordinance also states that Cook County shall refer to the most current version of LEED when beginning a new building construction permit project or renovation, in consideration of the regular updating of the system.
State
In effect
Illinois HB 1013
IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Governor of Illinois enacted HB 1013, requiring all new state-funded building construction and major renovation of existing state-owned facilities to earn LEED certification, or a state-approved alternative standard. New buildings and major renovations of 10,000 square feet or larger must achieve LEED Silver or an alternative certification. New buildings and major renovations under 10,000 square feet must strive to meet the highest LEED certifiation level or alternative, but are not required to certify.
City/Town
Amended
Chicago Sustainable Development Policy
Chicago, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In June 2004, the City of Chicago adopted a resolution requiring all new city-funded construction and major renovation projects to earn LEED certification. In 2016, the policy was updated to allow developers to choose from a menu of strategies that can be tailored to fit a project's needs. New construction projects are required to achieve 100 points and renovations of existing buildings are required to reach 25 or 50 points, depending on the scale of the renovation. The updated policy provides two compliance paths. One path does not require the building to be certified through a listed building certification program. Projects choosing this path must meet the points required through the strategies listed. The second path is for projects that are choosing to achieve building certification. Points are automatically given to these projects depending on the type of building certification and level of certification.
State
In effect
Illinois Green Buildings Act
IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Green Buildings Act, requiring all new state-funded construction and major renovations less than 10,000 square feet to met the highest LEED certification level, or a state-approved alternative standard. All new state-funded construction and major renovations of or larger than 10,000 square feet must earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
In effect
Northbrook Green Building Initiative, Ordinance 08-24
Northbrook, IL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Northbrook Village Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance 08-24, requiring all municipal construction to earn LEED certification. The policy also established the Northbrook Green Building Initiative Incentive Program, which provides rewards to projects that seek LEED certification. These projects receive expedited permitting and review and permit fee rebates. Fee rebates are as follows: 10% rebate for LEED Certified projects, 20% for LEED Silver, 30% for LEED Gold, and 40% for LEED Platinum. Projects that achieve certain LEED credits may receive an additional 1% fee rebate for every credit achieved.
City/Town
Amended
Evanston Green Building Ordinance, Title 4, Chapter 25, Ordinance 14-O-09
Evanston, IL
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Evanston City Council adopted Ordinance 14-O-09 (amended by Ordinance 124-O-09), requiring all new City-owned and City-financed buildings 10,000 square feet or greater to earn LEED Silver certification or higher, and all new commercial or multi-family buildings 10,000 square feet or larger to achieve LEED Silver certification or higher. In addition, all interior renovations of City-owned and City-financed buildings 10,000 square feet or greater must earn LEED Silver certification at minimum, and all interior renovations of commercial or multi-family buildings 10,000 square feet or greater must earn LEED Silver certification, at minimum. The City may also provide incentives, including expedited plan review and financial assistance for costs associated with LEED Silver certification. Projects that fail to obtain a LEED Silver certification will be given a monetary penalty determined on a sliding scale, taking into account how close the project came to achieving LEED Silver.
City/Town
Repealed
Bartlett Municipal Code, Section 9-6-7, Ordinance 2008-105
Bartlett, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Village of Bartlett adopted Ordinance 2008-105, requiring all new public building projects to earn LEED certification. Section 9-6-7 was replaced in 2014 by Ordinance 2014-46, which struck the LEED requirements.
City/Town
In effect
Normal Municipal Code, Chapter 15, Division 17, Ordinance 4825
Normal, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2002 the Town of Normal enacted Ordinance 4825, requiring public or private construction over 7,500 square feet in the Central Business District earn LEED certification.
City/Town
Repealed
Resolution 2008-47
Yorkville, IL
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Yorkville City Council adopted Resolution 2008-47, requiring all new municipal buildings 5,000 square feet or larger, and all municipal building renovations of 1,000 square feet or larger to earn LEED certification. New municipal buildings are encouraged to seek a higher LEED certification level where practicable.
State
In effect
Energy Efficient State Building Initiative, Executive Order 08-14
IN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Governor of Indiana issued Executive Order 08-14, requiring all new state buildings to earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved equivalent standard. The EO also requires all renovations of state buildings to follow LEED guidelines, or a state-approved alternative standard.
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 city shall strive for a higher level of LEED certification (either Gold or Platinum) where project resources and conditions permit.
City/Town
In effect
Greensburg Sustainable Land Development Resolution
Greensburg, KS
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Platinum
In 2007, the Greensburg City Council adopted a resolution requiring new city-owned buildings larger than 4,000 square feet earn LEED Platinum certification. The resolution further requires that qualifying city buildings earn all 10 points in the Optimize Energy Performance credit. Projects under construction at the time the resolution was passed are also required to register and certify LEED Platinum under the appropriate rating system.
State
In effect
Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings, Executive Order 484
MA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Governor of Massachussetts issued Executive Order 484, instructing state agencies involved in the construction and major renovation projects exceeding 20,000 square feet to earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Cambridge Green Building Requirements, Cambridge Zoning Ordinance, Article 22
Cambridge, MA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the City of Cambridge enacted a policy requiring new developments between 25,000-50,000 square feet are designed to meet LEED Silver certification, and projects exceeding 50,000 feet to meet LEED Gold certification. Developments subject to the Green Building Requirements must also implement an enhanced commissioning program and must submit an advisory “Net Zero Narrative” at the preliminary and final stage of review, reporting on initial and future projections for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and discussing how the project aligns with the City’s Net Zero Action Plan.
City/Town
In effect
Arlington Bylaws, Title 1, Article 16, Section 4
Arlington, MA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2003, the Town of Arlington enacted a bylaw requiring all new town buildings, major renovation projects, and additions to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Boston Zoning Code, Article 37
Boston, MA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the City of Boston enacted a policy requiring that all large public and private projects subject to Section 80B of the Zoning Code to earn LEED certification. The policy directs the City to deny permits and certificates of occupancy to noncompliant projects. All projects, regardless of size, are required to submit a LEED checklist to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
City/Town
In effect
Executive Order Relative to Climate Action in Boston
Boston, MA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Mayor of Boston issued an Executive Order requiring all new municipal construction and major renovations to earn LEED Silver certification and exceed baseline energy performance by a certain percentage.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 08-2
La Plata, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Mayor of La Plata enacted Town Council Resolution 08-2, requiring all town-owned and town-funded new construction and major renovations larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. The resolution also recommends that smaller public projects and private projects earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Hampstead Municipal Code, Article XV, Section 135-150, Ordinance 449
Hampstead, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Hampstead Town Council adopted Ordinance 449, requiring any new buildings constructed located in the Groundwater Conservation District to earn LEED Silver certification, or an town-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
In effect
Annapolis Municipal Code, Title 17, Chapter 17.14, Ordinance 0-56-07
Annapolis, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Mayor of Annapolis enacted Ordinance 0-56-07, requiring all public construction earn LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also requires commercial and mixed-use buildings of 7,500 square feet or greater to earn LEED certification; five or more single-family homes on one lot, or a single home larger than 3,250 square feet to earn LEED certification. The policy allows for projects to register and certify to LEED or an energy and environmental design standard deemed equivalent by the Director of the Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs.
City/Town
Repealed
Resolution R-33-07
Gaithersburg, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Gaithersburg City Council adopted Resolution R-33-07, requiring all new municipal construction to earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution also stipulates that renovations of municipal buildings should follow LEED guidelines.
County
In effect
Anne Arundel County Code, Article 8, Title 2, Section 114
Anne Arundel County, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Anne Arundel County Council adopted Bill 53-09, requiring the construction of a County-owned building 10,000 square feet or larger - or the major renovation of a County-owned building - to earn LEED Silver certification.
County
In effect
Howard County Bill 47-2007
Howard County, MD
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver, LEED
In 2007, Howard County enacted Bill 47-2007, requiring all new county projects, including major renovations, to earn LEED Silver certification. The legislation also requires private construction larger than 50,000 square feet to earn LEED certification. Projects seeking LEED Gold or Platinum certifications are granted expedited permitting as an incentive.
City/Town
Repealed
Ordinance O-19-2010
Gaithersburg, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance O-19-2010, requiring all commercial or high rise residential buildings between 10,000-50,000 square feet to earn LEED certification, and all commercial or residential buildings exceeding 50,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Baltimore Council Bill 07-0602
Baltimore, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Mayor of Baltimore enacted Council Bill 07-0602, requiring all city and city-funded projects exceeding 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The law also requires commercial or multi-family residential buildings 10,000 square feet or greater to earn LEED Silver certification. The law does not require formal certification; achievement of energy and environmental design standards deemed by the city building official to be equivalent to the minimum required levels of LEED are in compliance with this code.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution R-7-12
Bowie, MD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2012, the Bowie City Council enacted Resolution R-7-12, requiring all new municipal building projects larger than 10,000 square feet, or additions to existing projects greater than 10,000 square feet, to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 103-11/12
Portland, ME
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2012, the Portland City Council adopted Ordinance 103-11/12, requiring all new construction and renovation projects owned or occupied by the City 2,000 square feet or greater to earn LEED Silver certification. All new construction and renovation projects 10,000 square feet or greater funded in whole or in part by the City shall demonstrate - under any third-party certification system or energy model signed by a licensed engineer - a certain percentage improvement in the proposed energy performance of the building compared to the baseline performance rating per ASHRAE Standard 90.1 or equivalent standard if the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is not applicable to the project. The improvements are 30% for new construction, 25% for existing buildings, and 20% for historic buildings. LEED is an eligible certification system.
City/Town
In effect
Bangor LEED Certification Order
Bangor, ME
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Bangor City Council adopted a policy requiring all new city-owned or city-funded construction and major renovation projects 5,000 square feet or larger to achieve LEED certification. The policy also encourages the private sector to design, construct and operate its buildings consistent with LEED certification.
City/Town
Repealed
York Zoning Ordinance Article 9
York, ME
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Town of York added Article 9 to the Town Zoning Ordinance, requiring municipal buildings and buildings funded by the Town exceeding 5,000 square feet at 75% or more of the total construction cost to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Grand Rapids Sustainability Policy for City Buildings, Policy 600-16
Grand Rapids, MI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2006, the Grand Rapids City Commission adopted Policy 600-16, requiring all new municipal buildings larger than 10,000 square feet and valued at $1 million in construction costs to earn LEED certifiation. The policy further stipulates that all municipal renovations and building operations should follow LEED guidelines.
City/Town
In effect
East Lansing Green Building Policy, Resolution 2009-01
East Lansing, MI
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the East Lansing City Council adopted a resolution requiring new municipal construction larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification, and requiring renovations to follow a LEED checklist. The policy also requires private projects that receive municipal incentives up to 15% of the total project cost to earn LEED certification, private development projects that receive over 15% of the project costs in municipal incentives with one building to earn LEED Silver certification, and private development projects that receive over 15% in incentives with multiple buildings to achieve LEED for Neighborhood Development Silver certification and achieve at least 1 point under Green Infrastructure & Buildings Credit 1 or achieve at minimum LEED Silver certification for each building. Private building renovations that receive municipal incentives are required to earn LEED certification. Incentives include tax increment financing funds, brownfield redevelopment funds, community development block grant funds, parking revenue bonds, or other financing mechanisms. As of 2021, the Green Building Policy was under revision.
City/Town
In effect
Saint Paul Sustainable Building Ordinance, Ordinance 17-60
Saint Paul, MN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2018, the City of Saint Paul enacted Ordinance 17-60, requiring new projects exceeding 10,000 square feet and receiving more than $200,000 in funding from the City or the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to earn LEED Silver certification, or a city-approved alternative standard. The policy also applies to major renovations.
City/Town
In effect
Establishing a Sustainable Development Policy for New and Renovated
Municipal Buildings in the City of Saint Paul, Council Resolution 07-70
Saint Paul, MN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the St. Paul City Council adopted Council Resolution 07-70, requiring that new or significantly renovated municipal facilities earn LEED Silver certification or a city-approved alternative standard. The resolution also states that if the building is constructed or renovated to LEED standards, the more stringent State Guidelines related to "Energy and Atmosphere," including exceeding the energy code by at least 30%, and the State Guidelines related to Performance Management must be met. The policy also requires that staff from various City departments become LEED accredited.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 06-21
Clayton, MO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the Clayton Board of Aldermen adopted Resolution 06-21, requiring that new construction and major renovations of city buildings larger than 5,000 square feet earn LEED Silver certification. The requirement may be waived if certification is cost prohibitive, if certification would have a negative impact on a historic structure, or in an emergency situation.
City/Town
In effect
Ordinance 67414
St. Louis, MO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007 the St. Louis City Council approved Ordinance 67414, requiring all city-owned facilities larger than 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The city will also apply LEED standards to major retrofit and renovation projects.
City/Town
In effect
Kansas Municipal Code, Chapter 3, Article I, Division 3, Section 3-71, Ordinance 110235
Kansas City, MO
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2011 Kansas City enacted Ordinance 110235, requiring that new city facilities and renovations exceeding 5,000 square feet earn LEED Gold certification or higher. A LEED Standards Committee was also established to evaluate exemptions to the LEED Gold certification requirement. Ordinance No. 110235 replaced Ordinance 041222, passed in 2004, which required new city facilities to meet LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Starkville Sustainability and LEED Policy
Starkville, MS
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the Starkville Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted the Starkville Sustainability and LEED Policy, requiring all new construction of city facilities exceeding 3,000 square feet earn LEED certification. The policy also encourages LEED certification for new commercial and residential construction.
State
Amended
Montana High-Performance Building Standards
MT
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2019, the State of Montana revised its High-Performance Building Standards to require all state projects funded or authorized by the Legislature greater than $10,000,00 to earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved alternative standard.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 07-91
Asheville, NC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Asheville City Council enacted Resolution 07-91, requiring all new, occupied, city-owned buildings 5,000 square feet or greater to earn LEED Gold certification, and to strive for LEED Platinum whenever project resources and conditions permit. The policy also requires an energy savings payback on the incremental cost of no greater than ten years. If the payback period for recovering incremental construction cost is greater than ten years, buildings should opt for LEED Silver certification. In addition, all new, occupied city-owned buildings less than 5,000 square feet should be built to incorporate measures in alignment with LEED Silver certification.
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 LEED Silver certification for all new public buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet. The policy also stipulates that all new City 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. All existing city buildings should use LEED for Existing Buildings as a guide.
County
In effect
Durham County High Performance Building Policy
Durham County, NC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Durham Board of County Commissioners adopted a High Performance Building Policy, requiring all new County buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to earn at minimum LEED Gold certification, or a county-approved alternative standard. New County buildings between 4,000-10,000 square feet are required to earn LEED Silver certification, or an alternative standard. The policy also requires all major renovations of county buildings (renovations in excess of 25% of the building and comprising upgrades or replacements of two of the three major systems) to earn LEED certification, or a comparable standard.
City/Town
In effect
Chapel Hill Municipal Code, Chapter V, Article VII, Ordinance 5-21
Chapel Hill, NC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2004, the City of Chapel Hill adopted Ordinance 5-21, requiring any new or expanded municipal building to earn LEED Silver certification. A LEED-accredited architect or engineer must be included on the project design team. The policy stipulates that the most current applicable version of the LEED shall be used.
City/Town
In effect
Hillsborough Township Code, Article V, Chapter 188, Section 188-3, Ordinance 2007-25
Hillsborough, NJ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Hillsborough Township adopted Ordinance 2007-25, requiring all new development located within the town center district to earn LEED certification. The policy also stipulates that a LEED AP must be a principal member of the project's design team, and that a LEED scorecard must be submitted as part of the project plan. Additions less than 50% of the existing gross floor area are exempt from the rating requirement.
City/Town
In effect
Kearny Municipal Code, Chapter 27, Green Building Design, Ordinance 54
Kearny, NJ
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Kearny Town Council adopted Ordinance 54, requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification at minimum. The ordinance also offers density bonuses to private redevelopment projects that earn LEED certification. Projects that earn LEED certification are eligible for an additional 0.15 floor area ratio (FAR) or 0.5 additional dwelling units per acre; or 3 additional dwelling units per acre for LEED Platinum; LEED Gold-certified projects are eligible for an additional 0.25 FAR or 2 additional dwelling units per acre; LEED Silver-certified projects are eligible for an additional 0.2 FAR or 1 additional dwelling unit per acre.
City/Town
In effect
New Jersey Green Building Initiative for Municipal Projects, Ordinance 09-001
Jersey City, NJ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Jersey City Council adopted Ordinance 09-001, requiring all new public construction and renovations to earn a LEED Silver certification and ENERGY STAR building label. Projects in which certification is deemed cost prohibitive, defined as exceeding 20% of the original construction costs, are required to only earn LEED certification. Historic buildings are exempt from the LEED requirement. The ordinance also stipulates that one of the subsequent three public building applications must seek LEED Platinum certification.
City/Town
In effect
Millburn Sustainable Building and Design Standards, Millburn Municipal Code, Article 5, Ordinance 2359-10
Millburn, NJ
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2010, the Township of Millburn adopted Ordinance 2359-10, stating that Township-funded capital improvement projects shall earn a LEED Silver certification. The ordinance also states that the township shall shall incorporate life-cycle and total cost accounting in the design, construction, and maintenance of all Township-owned and -financed buildings.
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, the policy allows redevelopers to request an incentive, such as a slightly larger building than would normally be allowed, if their 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 must earn LEED Silver certification. This includes LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Core and Shell, or LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system.
State
In effect
Executive Order 06-001
NM
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006, the Governor of New Mexico issued Executive Order 06-001, requiring all new public buildings larger than 15,000 square feet and/or using more than 50 kW peak electrical demand to earn LEED Silver certification. Existing public buildings larger than 15,000 square feet and/or using more than 50kW peak electrical demand must be renovated to achieve LEED Silver, and must achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage compared to the average U.S. energy consumption for that size of building as defined by the Department of Energy. New public buildings between 5,000-15,000 square feet are required to achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage compared to the average U.S. energy consumption for that size of building as defined by the Department of Energy.
City/Town
In effect
Las Vegas Green Building Program, Resolution 81-2006
Las Vegas, NV
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2006 the City of Las Vegas adopted Resolution 81-2006, requiring new municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification, or an equivalent standard, as identified by the Director of the Nevada State Office of Energy.
State
In effect
Nevada AB 3
NV
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the State of Nevada enacted Assembly Bill 3, requiring all state-funded buildings earn LEED certification, or a state-approved alternative standard. During each biennium, at least two occupied public buildings whose construction will be sponsored or financed by the State of Nevada must be designated as a demonstration project and be equivalent to a LEED Silver certification, or an equivalent standard. The legislation also grants tax abatement incentives for properties with LEED Silver-certified buildings, and tax exemptions for products or materials used to construct a LEED Silver-certified buildings.
City/Town
In effect
East Aurora Green Building Standards, East Aurora Municipal Code, Chapter 108, Section 12
East Aurora, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Village of East Aurora adopted the East Aurora Green Building Standards, which require all city-owned buildings to earn LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Battery Park City Authority Residential Environmental Guidelines
Battery Park, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2005, the Battery Park City Authority enacted a policy requiring developers earn LEED Gold certification, as well as employ a LEED AP as the Green Team Leader for the project. The policy also stipulates that a developer or building owner must earn LEED for Existing Buildings certification every five years. Additionally, all community space must earn LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors.
County
Repealed
Niagara County Resolution IL-058-07
Niagara County, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, Niagara County adopted Resolution IL-058-07, requiring all County-funded construction or major renovations to earn LEED Silver certification. The policy has been repealed.
City/Town
In effect
New York City Local Law 86
NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, New York City enacted Local Law 86, requiring all municipal construction, additions, or major renovations valued over $2 million to earn LEED Silver certification. Non-residential, capital projects costing over $2 million and funded at least 50% or $10 million by the city must earn LEED Silver certification. Municipal buildings that cost over $12 million shall be designed and constructed to reduce energy cost by a minimum of 20%, as determined by the methodology prescribed in LEED Energy & Atmosphere credit 1 or the New York State Energy Conservation Code, whichever is more stringent.
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.
County
In effect
Nassau County Local Law 16-2007
Nassau County, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, Nassau County adopted Local Law 16-2007, requiring the construction or renovation of capital projects greater than 5,000 square feet and with an estimated construction cost of $1 million to earn LEED Silver certification.
County
In effect
Rockland County Code, Section 220-4, Local Law 14-2008
Rockland County, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Rockland County Legislature adopted Local Law 14-2008 requiring all new major county facility projects to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Syracuse Green Buildings Ordinance, Syracuse Code of Ordinances, Chapter 52
Syracuse, NY
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the City of Syracuse adopted Green Building Standards for Municipal Buildings, requiring the construction and major renovations of municipal buildings to earn LEED Silver certification, or an alternative appropriate standard approved by the City Engineer.
City/Town
In effect
Cleveland Sustainable Municipal Building Policy
Cleveland, OH
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2013, the City of Cleveland enacted a Sustainable Municipal Building Policy, which requires all occupied City-owned new construction and major renovations larger than 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. All City-owned new construction under 10,000 square feet shall strive to achieve LEED Silver certification. Projects in which the pursuit of LEED Silver is deemed cost prohibitive - defined as greater than 5% cost premium - are encouraged to include as many sustainable building practices as possible in design and construction, and strive to achieve basic LEED certification.
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. 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. Existing city-owned buildings and facilities are also required to be operated and maintained under LEED for Existing Buildings Silver.
City/Town
Amended
Portland Green Building Policy
Portland, OR
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2001, the City of Portland 2015, the Portland Development enacted Resolution 35956, creating the City's first Green Building Policy, which required all new City buildings to earn LEED certification. In 2015, the City updated the Green Building Policy to require commercial or mixed-use buildings over 50,000 square feet that receive PDC funding to earn LEED Gold certification. Commercial or mixed-use buildings less than 50,000 square feet must achieve either LEED Gold certification or a city-approved alternative standard. Commercial/mixed-use buildings over 5,000 square feet undergoing major renovations are required to earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution requires that all new occupied city-owned structures earn LEED Gold certification and meet other qualifications relating to energy and water use, landscaping, eco-rooves, parking, and waste. LEED certification and other qualifications are also required for existing city-owned buildings and tenant improvements in city-leased spaces. The city also provides incentives, training, financing, and technical assistance.
City/Town
In effect
Executive Order 1-07
Philadelphia, PA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Mayor of Philadelphia signed Executive Order 1-07, implementing the Local Climate Action Plan, which included the requirement that new municipal construction earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
West Hanover Municipal Code, Chapter 195, Article XVIII, Section 195-103, Ordinance 2009-02
West Hanover, PA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the West Hanover Township enacted Ordinance 2009-02, requiring retail stores over 75,000 square feet constructed in the CH District to achieve LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Sustainable Development for Publicly Financed Buildings, Pittsburgh Municipal Code, Article VI, Chapter 915, Ordinance 2008-0027
Pittsburgh, PA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Pittsburgh City Council adopted Ordinance 2008-0027, requiring all projects receiving Tax Increment Financing and all new construction on municipal owned property of 10,000 gross square feet or greater or if the total project costs exceeds two million dollars, and renovations of municipal owned property where the total project costs exceeds two million dollars to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Philadelphia Municipal Code, 17-100, Chapter Bill 080025
Philadelphia, PA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Philadelphia City Council adopted Bill 080025, requiring all new and major renovations of municipal buildings over 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification.
State
Amended
Rhode Island Green Buildings Act
RI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2009, the Governor of Rhode Island enacted the Rhode Island Green Building Act. The Act requires all major facility projects of public agencies to achieve LEED certification, an or equivalent building certification. It also requires all major facility projects of public school districts where the project receives funding from the state entering the design phase after January 1, 2010, to achieve LEED Certified or the Northeast Collaborative for High-Performance Schools Protocol. The law was amended in 2017 to include LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) and the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) as applicable standards for the sustainable development of real public property beyond physical buildings. In 2022, the Green Buildings Act was amended again to include public buildings, public structures and public real property of cities and local governments.
State
In effect
Executive Order 05-14
RI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2005, the Governor of Rhode Island issued Executive Order 05-14 requiring all new construction and renovations of public buildings to be designed and constructed to earn LEED certification, or a state-approved equivalent high performance green building standard. All major facility projects of public school districts are also required to be designed and constructed to LEED certification standard, or to a state-approved alternative standard.
State
In effect
South Carolina Energy Efficiency Act, H 3034
SC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Governor of South Carolina enacted H3034 establishing the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Act. The law requires all state-funded new construction projects larger than 10,000 square feet, including K-12 schools, or renovation project in which the project involved more than 50% of the replacement value major to earn LEED Silver certification. Agencies are required to use the most current edition of the rating system available at the time of registration and earn at least 40% of the available points under the Optimize Energy Performance credit.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2008-05
Charleston, SC
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2008, the City of Charleston adopted Resolution 2008-05, requiring all new municipal buildings to earn LEED certification.
State
In effect
HB 1029
SD
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Governor of South Dakota enacted SB 188, requiring new construction and major renovations of state-owned buildings larger than 5,000 square feet or costing at least $500,000 to earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved alternative standard. The law was amended in 2015, by the enactment of HB 1029, which updated the standard to LEED v4 and increased the threshold for compliance to $1 million or more and 10,000 square feet or greater.
City/Town
In effect
Nashville Municipal Code, Title 16, Ordinance BL2007-1374
Nashville, TN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the Mayor of Nashville enacted Substitute Ordinance #BL2007-1374, requiring all public and publicly-funded buildings 5,000 square feet or greater (or exceeding $2 million in project costs) earn LEED Silver certification. The policy also applies to renovations of equal size or cost, but does not apply to buildings that are mostly unoccupied or provide specialized functions. All city-funded construction projects are required to complete a LEED scorecard and are strongly encouraged to maximize use of sustainable design principles.
City/Town
Repealed
Ordinance 2007-13
Germantown, TN
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2007, the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor of Germantown adopted Ordinance 2007-13, requiring all new municipal construction to earn LEED certification. The policy applies to municipal buildings with at least 60% of occupied space. The policy additionally provides a density bonus of one additional story for private construction in Smart Growth Zones T4, T5 and T6 with proof of LEED certification. The ordinance was repealed.
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
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
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 over 5,000 square feet to meet the LEED Silver certification level and strive for a higher certification level whenever resources and conditions permit. All future major renovations of city buildings must also include LEED principles where feasible.
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.
State
In effect
Utah High Performance Building Rating System
UT
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2009, the Utah State Building Board raised the High Performance Building Rating System standards to require all new state buildings earn LEED Silver certification. In 2014, Utah elected to move away from LEED in favor of a system devised by the state's Division of Facilities Construction and Management. However, the updated law still allows for LEED certification when requested by building users/donors.
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.
State
In effect
Executive Order 82
VA
Requirement
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.
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 over 10,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. In 2020, the Policy was amended to strengthen the LEED provisions.
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 LEED requirement for all new construction and major renovations of City buildings.
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
Tacoma Municipal Green Building Policy, Resolution 38249
Tacoma, WA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver, LEED for Existing Buildings
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 existing LEED-certified buildings to seek LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2005-21
Bellingham, WA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Bellingham City Council adopted Resolution 2005-21, requiring all new municipal buildings and renovations over 5,000 square feet where the City provides a majority of the funding to earn LEED Silver certification. The City also provides a 0.5 Floor Area Ratio bonus for private projects that earn LEED Silver certification.
County
In effect
Ordinance 17709
King County, WA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Gold
In 2013, King County adopted Ordinance 17709, requiring all new county construction projects larger than 5,000 square feet to strive for LEED Platinum certification. All eligible major renovation and remodel projects are required to earn LEED Gold certification. All capital projects that are not eligible or are limited in their ability to achieve LEED certification (e.g., infrastructure projects) must incorporate cost-effective green building and sustainable development practices using the King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard and strive to achieve a Platinum level.
County
In effect
Resolution 2005-028
WA
Requirement, Enabling/Encouraging legislation, Enabling/Encouraging legislation
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, Whatcom County enacted Resolution #2005-028, commiting the county, where feasible, to meet LEED Silver for the construction of new and renovated county buildings over 5,000 square feet where the county provides the majority of funding. The resolution also promotes LEED certification in the private sector.
City/Town
In effect
Lynnwood Multi-unit Housing Property Tax Exemption, Ordinance 2681
Lynnwood, WA
Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2007, the City of Lynnwood enacted Ordinance 2681, requiring multi-family residential projects in target areas (defined as areas designated by the city council to be lacking sufficient available, convenient, attractive, liveable, and desireable residential housing) seeking a tax exemption to earn LEED Silver certification.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 2004-11
Issaquah, WA
Requirement, Incentive
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2004, the City of Issaquah enacted Resolution 2004-11, requiring all new city facilities and buildings and major renovations over 5,000 square feet of occupied space and with project budgets of $250,000 to earn LEED Silver certification. City projects are encouraged to seek the highest level of LEED certification possible. Developers intending to use LEED may receive free professional consultation. Projects achieving LEED certification are additionally granted expedited permit review.
City/Town
In effect
City of Edmonds Sustainable Building Policy, Resolution 1168
Edmonds, WA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Edmonds City Council adopted Resolution 1168, requiring all new city-owned facilities larger than 5,000 square feet and major renovations to earn LEED Silver certification.
State
In effect
High-Performance Public Buildings, Chapter 39.35D
WA
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2005, the Governor of Washington enacted a policy requiring projects larger than 5,000 square feet that receive capital funds to earn LEED Silver certification. The code also requires that all K-12 schools earn LEED Silver certification, or a state-approved alternative standard. By 2009, all new construction projects and major renovations receiving Washington State funds will be built to a green standard.
City/Town
In effect
Resolution 08-00109
Madison, WI
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED Silver
In 2008, the Madison City Council adopted Resolution 08-00109, requiring all new municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet to earn LEED Silver certification. The resolution also encourages private developers to follow LEED Guidelines and pursue LEED certification.
City/Town
In effect
Morgantown Green Building Leadership Initiative
Morgantown, WV
Requirement
Minimum certification level: LEED
In 2006, the City of Morgantown passed a resolution requiring construction or major renovations of city-owned, -managed, or -operated facilities and buildings over 10,000 square feet to earn LEED certification.