Broward County - Green Building Policy (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Florida
Additional Place applies to Broward County
Name Broward County - Green Building Policy
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement All new County construction projects must be LEED certified

Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In October 2008, Board of County Commissioners of Broward County passed a resolution creating the County Green Building Policy. All new County-owned and operated buildings must achieve a minimum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of "LEED Certified," meaning the project must attain a minimum of 26 points in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) rating system. All County projects deemed eligible for the program must register with the USGBC and must be certified by a third party green building rater.

The Construction Management Division is responsible for coordinating educational, technical, and financial resources to support sustainable design and construction. As of January 2012, Broward County has four government buildings that have been built to LEED standards.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department Broward County
Division Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
Address 1 N. University Drive
Address 2 Suite 201
Place Plantation, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33324
Phone (954) 519-1270
Fax (954) 519-1271

Contact Name General Information
Department Broward County
Division Construction Management Division
Address 115 S. Andrews Ave.
Address 2 Room A550
Place Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33301-1802
Phone (954) 357-6419
Fax (954) 357-6411

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Resolution 2008-856
Date Effective 2008-10-14
Date Enacted 2008-10-14

Authority 2: Administrative Code Part XVIII § 25.122 et seq.

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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