Cape Charles - Construction & Design Standards (Virginia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virginia

Name Cape Charles - Construction and Design Standards
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Industrial, Local Government, Construction

Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local

Date added to DSIRE 2001-02-02
Last DSIRE Review 2001-02-09

References DSIRE[1]


Cape Charles Sustainable Technology Industrial Park (STIP), located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is an eco-industrial park that is taking advantage of a number of energy technologies, including solar energy systems.

Buildings in the STIP must attain a minimum Silver ranking using the LEED ranking system. There are also minimum standards of performance related to "Sustainability Criteria." The Sustainability Criteria are designed to measure an occupant’s performance within the categories of environmental sustainability and social sustainability. Each category is comprised of a list of criteria, and Sustainability Criteria Points are awarded on the basis of compliance with and satisfaction of these criteria. One of the environmental criteria is:

"Percentage of Occupant’s day-to-day operations devoted to research and development of new technologies on energy efficiency, renewable energy, pollution prevention, industrial ecology and/or other emerging sustainability concepts." A range of 10-25% earns one point; 26-40% earns two points; and 41% or more earns three points.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Timothy Hayes
Department Sustainable Technology Park Authority

Address 301 Patrick Henry Avenue

Place Cape Charles, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23310
Phone (757) 331-1998
Phone 2 (757) 678-0440


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"