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Harris County - LEED Requirement for County Buildings   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Local Government
Requirement:All new county buildings must meet LEED certification standards
Web Site: http://www.hcfpm.net/bestGreenPractices
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Commissioners Court Results
02/24/2009
02/24/2009
Summary:

In 2009, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved a measure that requires all new county buildings to meet minimum LEED certification standards. Buildings do not have to register with the the U.S. Green Building Council. The Harris County Facilities and Property Management (FPM) Division also requires all county buildings to meet minimum energy efficiency and sustainability measures, as described in the Best Green Practices Document.

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