City of Phoenix - Design Standards for City Buildings (Arizona)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Phoenix - Design Standards for City Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||All new City buildings must meet LEED Certified standard, as well as some additional requirements specified by the City.|
|Date added to DSIRE||2011-01-31|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-01-09|
The City of Phoenix has had energy standards for public buildings in place since 2005. In June 2005, the Phoenix City Council adopted a policy requiring all new city buildings built with 2006 bond funds to at least meet the LEED Certified level.
In 2006, this requirement was modified to incorporate additional energy-related standards for new city buildings. The new standards passed in 2006 are more stringent than the LEED Certified level and state that: landscape and exterior designs must reduce the urban heat island effect; at least 50% of construction waste should be diverted from landfills; a LEED-accredited professional must be on the design team; and buildings should use 50% less water in landscaping, 20% less water in interiors and 30% less energy overall when compared to the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.