Fort Collins - Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings (Colorado)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Fort Collins - Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Goal||LEED Gold certification for all new City-owned buildings of 5,000 square feet or more|
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-11-27|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-27|
The City Council of Fort Collins passed a resolution in September 2006, establishing green building goals for new city-owned buildings of 5,000 square feet or more. New buildings must be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification and existing buildings should use the LEED standard as a guide for sustainable operation and maintenance, though no specific requirements are established.
To control the construction and design costs associated with new buildings meeting this standard, the goal of Gold can be reduced to Silver for projects where the payback period for earning Gold certification is ten years longer than that for achieving Silver. Also, for projects jointly funded by the city and other organizations, this requirement may be waived by the City Manager.
|Contact Name||Public Information Officer|
|Department||The City of Fort Collins|
|Division||Green Building Program|
|Address||281 N. College Ave.|
|Place||Fort Collins, Colorado|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||City Council Resolution 2006-096|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.