Riverside County - Sustainable Building Policy

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California
Additional Place applies to County of Riverside
Name Riverside County - Sustainable Building Policy
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 New buildings and renovations must be LEED certified or equivalent

Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-27
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

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


In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects initiated on or after March 1, 2009 must meet the criteria for LEED certification.The Board of Supervisors may grant exceptions, especially for projects under 5,000 square feet. Additionally, all county buildings project must have a LEED accredited professional on the development team. The policy also encourages existing structures to seek the LEED Existing Buildings certification, and encourages private construction projects to incorporate LEED building practices.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department County of Riverside

Address 4080 Lemon Street

Place Riverside, California
Zip/Postal Code 92501
Phone (951) 955-1000

Website http://www.countyofriverside.us/

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

Authority 1: Board of Supervisors Policy No. H-29
Date Effective 2009-03-01
Date Enacted 2009-02-10

  • 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)"