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Los Angeles County - Green Building Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
Multifamily Residential
Institutional
Savings Category 
Solar - Passive
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Biomass
Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
Daylighting
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Hydroelectric (Small)
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Program Info
Sector Name 
Local
State 
California
Program Type 
Building Energy Code
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.