Cincinnati - Municipal Green Building Requirement (Ohio)

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Place Ohio
Name Cincinnati - Municipal Green Building Requirement
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement All new municipal buildings must achieve LEED certification

Date added to DSIRE 2006-09-20
Last DSIRE Review 2007-12-13

References DSIRE[1]


In September 2006 the City of Cincinnati began requiring that all new municipal buildings be constructed to LEED* standards, and that all renovations of existing city buildings incorporate LEED principles whevever possible. In the same legislation, the City Council also directed the administration to assess the feasibility of paying for any increased construction or renovation costs out of the operational cost savings resulting from increased efficiency, beginning with the possible renovation of City Hall.

*Click here for more information on the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

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

Authority 1: Ord. #???
Date Enacted 2006-09-20

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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"