To encourage the design, construction, and retrofit of buildings using green building practices.
Option 1. Buildings owned and/or operated by the local government or development authority (1-2 points)
Register and certify buildings, above 5000 square feet (465 square meter), owned by the local government or development authority to LEED, EDGE or an equivalent green building1 rating system. Points are awarded as per the table given below. Table 1. Points for certified green buildingsAND/OR
Option 2. Green Building Policy and Incentives (1-4 points)
Provide incentives for LEED or an equivalent green building rating system in the city. (1 point per incentive provided; up to 4 points can be achieved through this option.)
- Structural Incentives: Provide expedited review or permitting processes to buildings achieving certification.
- Structural Incentives: Provide density or height bonus allowing for percentage increases in Floor Area Ratio or other measures of density contingent upon certification.
- Financial Incentives: Provide tax credits for buildings achieving certification.
- Financial Incentives: Provide permitting fee reduction or waivers for buildings achieving certification.
1 Green building rating systems should address energy, water, waste, sustainable sites, location and transportation and human health.
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