Green Buildings Standard for Public Buildings (Puerto Rico)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Green Buildings Standard for Public Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Daylighting|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||All newly constructed state-owned buildings larger than 5,000 square feet or renovated state-owned buildings larger than 5,000 square feet and with a project cost greater than 50% of the assessed value of the existing building must be certified by either LEED, ASHRAE, IECC, or other widely-accepted standard.|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-12-17|
|Last DSIRE Review||2008-12-17|
The Green Building Act was passed in an effort to promote energy efficiency and water conservation in new and existing government buildings in Puerto Rico. The law mandates that new buildings should be designed, built, and certified according to the standards of United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED*), energy consumption standards issued by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) or other nationally recognized, high-performance green building rating system.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||C4045 (2008) Ley 229|
|Contact Name||Ing. Jose Benitez|
|Department||Energy Affairs Administration|
|Address||P.O. Box 41314|
|Place||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Phone||(787) 999-2200 Ext:x.2886|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.