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City of San Jose - Private Sector Green Building Policy   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/25/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Residential Code:Tier 1: Must complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist
Tier 2: Must be LEED certified or GreenPoint Rated
High Rise Residential: Must be LEED certified
Commercial Code:Tier 1: Must complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist
Tier 2: Must be LEED Silver certified
Web Site: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/esd/greenbuilding/policies.asp
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
Municipal Code Chapter 17.84
09/08/2009
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Policy No. 6-32
10/07/2008
10/07/2008
Summary:

In October 2008, the City of San Jose enacted the Private Sector Green Building Policy (Policy No. 6-32). The policy was adopted in Ordinance No. 28622 in June, 2009. All new buildings must meet certain green building requirements in order to receive a building permit. Requirements are dependent on the size and type of the project.

  • Tier 1 Commercial Projects include commercial industrial projects (non-residential) of less than 25,000 square feet, and less than a height of 75 feet. These projects are required to submit a completed GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist in order to receive a building permit.
  • Tier 1 Residential Projects are single family detached residences, small residential projects consisting of 2-9 units, or multi-family buildings with 2-units. These buildings must also be less than 75 feet in height. Tier 1 Residential Projects are required to complete a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or a LEED Checklist.
  • Tier 2 Commercial Projects include commercial industrial buildings (non-residential) of more than 25,000 square feet but less than 75 feet in height. These projects must LEED Silver certified.
  • Tier 2 Residential Projects are multi-family buildings or multi-building residential projects consisting of 10 or more units. Buildings must be less than 75 feet in height. Tier 2 Residential projects must be LEED Certified or GreenPoint Rated.
  • High-Rise Residential Projects are residential projects taller than 75 feet. These projects must be LEED Certified.
  • Mix-Use Projects must submit a GreenPoint Rated Checklist or LEED Checklist and receive the minimum LEED certification required by the relevant standard in the Ordinance.

 
Contact:
  Jennifer Seguin
City of San Jose
Environmental Services Department
777 North First Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95112-6311
Phone: (408) 277-5533
Fax: (408) 277-3606
E-Mail: jennifer.seguin@ci.sj.ca.us
Web Site: http://energy.sanjoseca.gov/default.asp
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