Cook County - LEED Requirements for County Buildings
Last modified on February 14, 2013.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Additional Place applies to||Cook County|
|Name||Cook County - LEED Requirements for County Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Goal||All buildings must set a goal of obtaining at least 8 points in the LEED Energy and Atmosphere category|
|Requirement|| New Buildings: Must meet LEED Green Building requirements|
Renovations: Must meet LEED Existing Building requirements
|Last DSIRE Review||05/21/2012|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
In 2002, Cook County enacted an ordinance requiring all new county buildings and all retrofitted county buildings to be built to LEED standards. Specifically, all newly constructed buildings and all buildings scheduled for capital improvement must be built to the LEED Green Building Rating System Certification requirements, and all retrofit projects must meet LEED Certification for Existing Buildings. All buildings must set a goal of obtaining 8 or more points in the LEED Energy and Atmosphere category. Lastly, new construction and major renovation projects must incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features.
|Contact Name||General Information|
|Division||Office of Capital Planning and Policy|
|Address||69 West Washington Suite 3000|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Cook County Code §2-6|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.