San Diego County - Design Standards for County Facilities
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Additional Place applies to||San Diego County|
|Name||San Diego County - Design Standards for County Facilities|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Wind, Unspecified technologies|
|Incentive Inactive Date||2016-12-31|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|EquipmentProducts||New construction and major renovations must install computerized energy management systems|
|Requirement|| New construction and major renovations must obtain LEED Certification|
New buildings over 5,000 square feet must meet 2.5% of annual energy consumption with on-site renewable energy
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-23|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established design standards for county facilities and property. Among other requirements, the policy requires that all new county buildings or major building renovations obtain U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Building Certification. Renovations of over 5,000 square feet are considered major renovations. New buildings and major renovations must also incorporate a computerized energy management that complies with the USGBC LEED Credit EA 5 - Measurement and Verification certification requirements.
New buildings of larger than 5,000 square feet must incorporate on-site renewable energy that will provide for at least 2.5% of its annual energy consumption. In addition, such buildings must also be constructed so that photovoltaic installations are possible.
|Contact Name||Facility Planning, Design and Construction|
|Department||San Diego County|
|Division||Department of General Services|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Board of Supervisors Policy No. G-15|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.