Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Energy Standards for Public Buildings
In 2006, the Suffolk County Legislature enacted Resolution No. 126-2006, creating the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Program for county construction projects. The program requirements were revised in 2008 (Resolution No. 551-2008), and again in 2011 (Resolution No. 458-2011). The program requires the County Department of Public Works to adhere to LEED Building Rating System 2.2 principles for new construction projects or renovation projects with a cost of $1,000,000 or more, and for the planning of new construction and renovation projects "built to suit" for long term lease by the County. The legislation does not require to actually apply for LEED certification, but the project must be built according to the LEED principles.