City of San Jose - Private Sector Green Building Policy (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California
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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
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
High Rise Residential: Must be LEED certified










Website http://www.sanjoseca.gov/esd/greenbuilding/policies.asp
Date added to DSIRE 2011-04-26
Last DSIRE Review 2012-04-25


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

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.


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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jennifer Seguin
Department City of San Jose
Division Environmental Services Department
Address 777 North First Street, Suite 300
Place San Jose, California
Zip/Postal Code 95112-6311
Phone (408) 277-5533


Email jennifer.seguin@ci.sj.ca.us
Website http://www.ci.san-jose.ca.us/esd/ER-renewable.htm


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 17.84.docx Municipal Code Chapter 17.84
Date Effective 2009-09-08


Authority 2: Policy No. 6-32
Date Effective 2008-10-07
Date Enacted 2008-10-07
















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

References

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