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Cutler Bay , Florida , United States

US-FL-Cutler Bay-2009-Ordinance 09-09

Published on 18 Feb 2009.

On February 18, 2009, the Town Council passed Ordinance 09-09, extending the duration of the moratoriums adopted in Ordinance 08-11 and 08-12, to remain in force until August 20, 2009. The moratoriums have since been extended as a component of Cutler Bay's Green Initiatives. Companies that conduct their business in a certified LEED building may receive a bonus up to $1,500 as part of the Targeted Job Incentive Fund Program (Part III, Chapter 2, Article LXXXVI).


Status: Amended. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Incentive. Content: Certification. Sectors: Commercial Building. Residential Building. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: LEED.
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Cutler Bay , Florida, United States

US-FL-Cutler Bay-2008-Ordinance 08-12

Published on 18 Jun 2008.

On June 18, 2008, the Town of Cutler Bay Council passed Ordinance 08-12, imposing a moratorium on the issuance of site plans for a period of nine months. The moratorium provides exceptions to any residential development that consists of 1 to 13 units per acre that commits to obtaining LEED Certified status, any residential development that consists of 14 to 30 units per acre that commits to obtaining LEED Silver certification, any residential development that consists of 31 or more units per acre that commits to obtaining LEED Silver certification, any institutional use that commits to obtaining a LEED Silver certification, and any nonresidential or mixed use building that consists of 50,000 gross square feet or less that commits to obtaining LEED Silver status. (Amended on February 18, 2009 by Ordinance 09-09 for extension of term).


Status: Amended. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Incentive. Content: Certification. Sectors: Commercial Building. Residential Building. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: LEED.
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“Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up wins for green building

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Last week, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) gathered for their largest ever policy summit. The issues discussed varied from clean power plan implementation to clean water and indoor air, to healthy, high-performing schools. As a framework for addressing these and many other economic and ecology issues, green building was a central focus, too.

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    Jeremy Sigmon made 10 contributions in the last 6 months
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Jeremy Sigmon

Director, Technical Policy U.S. Green Building Council

Cutler Bay , Florida , United States

US-FL-Cutler Bay-2008-Ordinance 08-11

Published on 21 May 2008.

On May 21, 2008, the Town of Cutler Bay Council passed Ordinance 08-11, imposing a moratorium on the issuance of site plans that include buildings in excess of 50,000 gross square feet. The ordinance exempts from the moratorium any site plan that commits to obtaining a LEED Silver certification. (Amended on February 18, 2009 by Ordinance 09-09 for extension of term)


Status: Amended. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Incentive. Content: Certification. Sectors: Commercial Building. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: LEED.
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Coral Springs , Florida , United States

US-FL-Coral Springs-2007-Land Development Code Sec. 2501023; Ordinance 2007-115

Published on 20 Nov 2007.

On November 20, 2007, the City passed Ordinance 2007-115 , adding Section 2501023 (Chapter 25, Article 25) of the Land Development Code, encouraging renovated and redeveloped structures to achieve LEED certification. The Ordinance requires construction projects to submit a LEED checklist as part of the site plan documents.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Requirement. Encourage. Content: Certification. Green Building Checklist. Sectors: Commercial Building. Residential Building. Industrial Building. School Facility. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: LEED.
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Coral Springs , Florida , United States

US-FL-Coral Springs-2009-Ordinance 2009-106

Published on 18 Aug 2009.

On August 18, 2009, the Coral Springs City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-106, amending Chapter 25, Article VI, Division 3 of the Land Development Code, setting development standards for buildings designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Projects pursuing LEED Silver certification will be allowed reduced setback and landscaping standards.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Incentive. Content: Certification. Sectors: Commercial Building. Industrial Building. Rating systems: LEED.
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Golden , Colorado , United States

US-CO-Golden-2008-Resolution 1937

Published on 4 Dec 2009.

On December 4, 2008, the Golden City Council adopted Resolution 1937, requiring all new municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet to achieve LEED Silver certification.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Requirement. Content: Certification. Sectors: Public Building. Rating systems: LEED.
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Meet the LEED Dynamic Plaque

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I’ve had the good fortune of meeting with a lot of our member companies this summer at a series of leadership receptions around the country. At these events, I’ve had the opportunity to give everyone a quick update on all the work we have going on; actually quick is probably the wrong word – it takes quite a few minutes to simply touch on all the amazing things happening at USGBC.

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    Rick Fedrizzi made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Rick Fedrizzi

President, CEO & Founding Chairman U.S. Green Building Council

Sunnyvale , California , United States

US-CA-Sunnyvale-2009-Resolution 368-09

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In 2009, the City Council adopted Resolution 368-09 adopting the Green Building Tables which provides green standards in three phases for private and public residential and non-residential buildings. Ordinance 2894-09 (Chapter 19.39.030 of the Municipal Code) requires compliance with the Green Building Tables. Phase 1, effective January 1, 2010 , requires new municipal buildings between 5,000 and 25,000 square feet and new non-residential buildings between 5,000 and 50,000 square feet must be LEED Certified. New municipal buildings over 25,000 square feet and new non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet must achieve LEED Silver certification. Non-residential buildings between 5,000 and 50,000 square feet that achieve LEED Silver certification and non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet that achieve LEED Gold certification are eligible for a 10% increase in FAR or 10 ft additional building height. Phase 2 is effective on January 1,2011 and, Phase 3 is effective January 1, 2013.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: City/Town/Village. Scope: Requirement. Incentive. Content: Certification. Sectors: Commercial Building. Public Building. Residential Building. Industrial Building. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: LEED. Build It Green.
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LEED helps Singapore leverage new government investments of $100 million in energy efficient technologies

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In Singapore today, a number of companies are building and acquiring data centers to support their business activity. As a result, the Singapore government recently announced an investment of $100 million towards technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Considering that this building type is one of the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, this is welcome news.

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Mahesh Ramanujam

Chief Operating Officer U.S. Green Building Council
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