City of San Jose - Private Sector Green Building Policy (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of San Jose - Private Sector Green Building Policy|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Commercial Code|| Tier 1: Must complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist|
Tier 2: Must be LEED Silver certified
|Residential Code|| Tier 1: Must complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist|
Tier 2: Must be LEED certified or GreenPoint Rated
|Date added to DSIRE||2011-04-26|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-04-25|
In October 2008, the City of San Jose enacted the Private Sector Green Building Policy (Policy No. 6-32). The policy was adopted in Ordinance No. 28622 in June, 2009. All new buildings must meet certain green building requirements in order to receive a building permit. Requirements are dependent on the size and type of the project.
- Tier 1 Commercial Projects include commercial industrial projects (non-residential) of less than 25,000 square feet, and less than a height of 75 feet. These projects are required to submit a completed GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist in order to receive a building permit.
- Tier 1 Residential Projects are single family detached residences, small residential projects consisting of 2-9 units, or multi-family buildings with 2-units. These buildings must also be less than 75 feet in height. Tier 1 Residential Projects are required to complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or a LEED Checklist.
- Tier 2 Commercial Projects include commercial industrial buildings (non-residential) of more than 25,000 square feet but less than 75 feet in height. These projects must LEED Silver certified.
- Tier 2 Residential Projects are multi-family buildings or multi-building residential projects consisting of 10 or more units. Buildings must be less than 75 feet in height. Tier 2 Residential projects must be LEED Certified or GreenPoint Rated.
- High-Rise Residential Projects are residential projects taller than 75 feet. These projects must be LEED Certified.
- Mix-Use Projects must submit a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist and receive the minimum LEED certification required by the relevant standard in the Ordinance.
|Contact Name||Jennifer Seguin|
|Department||City of San Jose|
|Division||Environmental Services Department|
|Address||777 North First Street, Suite 300|
|Place||San Jose, California|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||17.84.docx Municipal Code Chapter 17.84|
|Authority 2:||Policy No. 6-32|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.