City of Bloomington - Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Indiana
Name City of Bloomington - Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Goal LEED - Silver, or higher where project resources/conditions permit

Date added to DSIRE 2009-07-14
Last DSIRE Review 2012-04-24
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In March 2009, the City of Bloomington passed an ordinance establishing the Green Buildings Program. It requires that all new construction and major renovations of city buildings be built to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Major renovations are defined as any alteration that affects more than 50% of the total floor area, or causes 50% of the building occupants to relocate, or involves replacing the HVAC systems. The Green Buildings Program encourages certification beyond Silver (to Gold or Platinum) when possible. Furthermore, the ordinance establishes that the city's existing building stock be subjected to a two-phase evaluation to determine which city building should be brought up to LEED Silver. Only those buildings whose cost-benefit analysis and payback period of 10 years or less will be considered. At least one city building per year beginning in 2011 through 2020 will be subjected to a phase II analysis.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jacqui Bauer
Department City of Bloomington
Division Department of Economic and Sustainable Development
Address 401 North Morton Street
Address 2 Suite 210
Place Bloomington, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 47402
Phone (812) 349-3837


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

Authority 1: Ordinance 09-04
Date Enacted 2009-03-25

  • 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)"