Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oakland Green Building Requirements

Sustainable Oakland:
Mandatory Green Building Ordinance for Private Development

The City of Oakland has green building rules in the form of Ordinance No.12658 C.M.S. This legislation requires that City projects covered under the Ordinance meet a minimum of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating. The Oakland City Council, the City Planning Commission, and the Community and Economic Development Agency are considering mandatory Green Building requirements for certain types of private development. Mandatory green building requirements for private development will support one of the City Council's adopted goals to "Develop a Sustainable City", by "maximizing socially and environmentally sustainable growth, including conserving natural resources."

The City continues to seek public input on the Green Building thresholds. A public hearing before the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2009, at 6:00 pm in City Hall Hearing Room 1.

Learn more about the proposed thresholds here.

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