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

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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.


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)"