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Look up green building policies in your state or locality in our online Public Policy Library.

Starting today, you can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States in the new USGBC Public Policy Library. The library is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and local levels that incentivize, require or otherwise promote green building measures—including LEED

USGBC has curated incentives and directives that incorporate LEED or key green building elements. We have also included selected policies (e.g., significant building energy efficiency tax incentives and energy benchmarking policies) that are of particular relevance to USGBC’s work and that of our community. Such additional policies are included to the extent we are aware of them and gauge them to be of general interest.

Users can filter policies by type (e.g., requirement, incentive), government level and jurisdiction. You may also search by keyword. This is a great tool for professionals in the green building industry and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the green building policy landscape across the country or in a specific state or locality. 

The library will be updated regularly with the latest information on new, amended or elapsed policies. The database is not exhaustive, given its scope and the many policies in effect. In order to stay as fresh and current as possible, we need your help. If a relevant policy is not included or you find one that needs to be updated, please let us know by completing our form online or by emailing USGBC.

Learn more about USGBC’s advocacy and policy work.

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The content in this library is a summary and may not fully reflect current opportunities or requirements. For the most accurate information, please contact the jurisdiction that oversees the green building policy of interest.