Harris County - LEED Requirement for County Buildings

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas
Additional Place applies to Harris County
Name Harris County - LEED Requirement for County Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement All new county buildings must meet LEED certification standards

Website http://www.hcfpm.net/bestGreenPractices

Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


In 2009, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved a measure that requires all new county buildings to meet minimum LEED certification standards. Buildings do not have to register with the the U.S. Green Building Council. The Harris County Facilities and Property Management (FPM) Division also requires all county buildings to meet minimum energy efficiency and sustainability measures, as described in the Best Green Practices Document.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service
Department Harris County
Division Facilities and Property Management
Address 1310 Praire St.
Address 2 Suite 140
Place Houston, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 77002
Phone (713) 755-2255

Fax (713) 755-4705
Email custsvc@fpm.hctx.net
Website http://www.hcfpm.net/welcome

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

Authority 1: Commissioners Court Results
Date Effective 2009-02-24
Date Enacted 2009-02-24

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


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