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Los Angeles County - Green Building Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
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
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
Web Site: http://planning.lacounty.gov/green
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
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.


 
Contact:
  General Information
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Green Building Program
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 974-6411
E-Mail: zoningldcc@planning.lacounty.gov
Web Site: http://planning.lacounty.gov/
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