City of Chandler - Green Building Requirement for City Buildings (Arizona)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arizona
Name City of Chandler - Green Building Requirement for City Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, 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

Requirement City buildings larger than 5,000 square feet must be built to LEED Silver standards when feasible.

Date added to DSIRE 2009-02-05
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-11

References DSIRE[1]


The mayor and city council of Chandler, AZ adopted Resolution 4199 in June 2008, establishing a requirement for all new occupied city buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to be designed and built to achieve the Silver level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, and to strive for higher levels of certification whenever project resources and conditions permit. To maintain cost control, city building projects may be exempt from the requirement if the payback period necessary to recover the initial costs is more than ten years. If a project is deemed infeasible, the project shall pursue as many principles of both the LEED program and the city's Green Building Program are feasible.

Additionally, all renovations and all new non-occupied buildings and all new occupied buildings smaller than 5,000 square feet must include as many green building principles as are feasible. The program guidelines above include even more principles to guide the design, construction, and maintenance of city buildings.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name David de la Torre, AICP
Department City of Chandler
Address 215 E. Buffalo Street
Place Chandler, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85225
Phone (480) 782-3059


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

Authority 1: City Council Resolution 4199
Date Enacted 2008-06-26

Authority 2: Program Guidelines (Exhibit A)

  • 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)"