Los Angeles County - Green Building Program (California)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California
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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
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
25,000 sq. ft. or more; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED silver certified or equivalent
High-Rise Building; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED silver 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




















Website http://planning.lacounty.gov/green

Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-18
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2011-06-17


Incentive Source http://planning.lacounty.gov/green


Summary

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.

 

Incentive Contact

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
Zip/Postal Code 90012
Phone (213) 974-6411


Email zoningldcc@planning.lacounty.gov
Website http://planning.lacounty.gov/
     
     

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.[1]

References

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