City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement (California)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Roofs, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||All city-owned properties over 7,500 square feet or constructed before 1978 must be retrofitted to meet LEED-EB silver standards or higher|
|Date added to DSIRE||2011-03-24|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-03-18|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In April 2009, Los Angeles enacted [clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2006/06-1963_ord_180633.pdf Ordinance 180636], known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance. This ordinance was later amended by Ordinance 182259. The law requires all city-owned buildings that are either more than 7,500 square feet or built before 1978 to be retrofitted. The goal of the retrofits will be to achieve LEED for Existing Buildings Silver certification or higher. This requirement is subject to the availability of state or federal funds. The Ordinance requires that at least half of the buildings retrofitted are located in high-poverty and high-unemployment areas, and that, to the extent feasible, all construction be performed by local residents.
|Contact Name||Program Information|
|Department||Los Angeles Department of Water and Power|
|Division||Sustainable Design Implementation Program|
|Address||111 North Hope Street|
|Place||Los Angeles, California|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Ordinance No. 182259|
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