Los Angeles County - Green Building Program (California)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Additional Place applies to||Los Angeles County|
|Name||Los Angeles County - Green Building Program|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Commercial Code|| Permit filed after 1/1/2009: Must be 15% more energy efficient than Title 24 2005 CA Energy Efficiency Standards|
10,000-24,999 sq. ft.; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED certified or equivalent
|Residential Code|| Permit filed after 1/1/2009: Must by 15% more energy efficient than Title 24 2005 CA Energy Efficiency Standards|
Buildings with 5+ units; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED, Green Point Rated, or California Green certified
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-06-18|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
Note: The Regional Planning Commission is considering amendments to the requirements outlined here. See the website above for the most recent information related to this process.
In November 2008, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of ordinances which created the Green Building Program. The ordinances included the Green Building Ordinance (2008-0065), the Drought Tolerant Ordinance (2008-0064), and the Low Impact Development Ordinance (2008-0063). These standards are updated periodically, and apply to new buildings constructed in Los Angeles County. If a reconstruction of a building exceeds 50% of its market value, it is subject to green building requirements. Registered historic sites and agricultural accessory buildings are exempt from the requirements. Requirements vary depending on the size and use of the building, as well as the date on which the building permit was filed. See above or the program web site for details.
|Contact Name||General Information|
|Department||Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning|
|Division||Green Building Program|
|Address||320 West Temple Street|
|Place||Los Angeles County, California|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Los Angeles County Code Chapter 22.52|
|Authority 2:||Los Angeles County Code Chapter 21.24|
|Authority 3:||Los Angeles County Code Title 31|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.