City of Scottsdale - Green Building Policy for Public Buildings (Arizona)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arizona

Name City of Scottsdale - Green Building Policy for Public Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Institutional, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Goal Gold LEED certification standards for new public buildings

Date added to DSIRE 2007-08-02
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-03

References DSIRE[1]


In 2005, Scottsdale approved a green building policy for new city buildings and remodels. The resolution requires all new, occupied city buildings of any size to be designed, contracted and built to achieve certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program at the "Gold" certification level as long as there is a payback period of no more than five years for projects designed to the Gold Standard. Where the payback is anticipated to be more than five years, city staff recommends to the City Council which level of LEED certification is appropriate. In addition, all renovations and non-occupied city buildings will be designed, contracted and built to include as many principles of both the LEED program and the city's green building program as feasible.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Anthony Floyd AIA, LEED AP
Department City of Scottsdale

Address 7506 E. Indian School Road

Place Scottsdale, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85251
Phone (480) 312-4202


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

Authority 1: Scottsdale Resolution 6644

  • 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)"