City of Chamblee - LEED Requirement for Public and Commercial Buildings

Last updated: October 04, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Local
Category:Regulatory Policy
Incentive Type:Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Renewable Energy Requirement:Municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet in occupied space or one million dollars in total cost must be LEED certified.


Name:Chamblee City Code, Sec. 93-1
Date Enacted:3/18/2008
Effective Date:3/18/2008


The City of Chamblee, Georgia requires all of its new municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet of occupied space or one million dollars in cost to be certified under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. Buildings under 5,000 square feet or one million dollars may be certified under Energy Star or EarthCraft Light Commercial standards in lieu of LEED. Additionally, other projects may be certified by programs other than LEED if approved by the Planning and Development Director. Renovations must also follow LEED guidelines, or other programs if LEED certification is not feasible.

The City of Chamblee also has a Sustainable Purchasing Policy which requires the city to incorporate environmental considerations when purchasing goods and services.

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