Fort Collins - Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings (Colorado)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Colorado
Name City of Fort Collins - Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Goal LEED Gold certification for all new City-owned buildings of 5,000 square feet or more

Date added to DSIRE 2007-11-27
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-27

References DSIRE[1]


The City Council of Fort Collins passed a resolution in September 2006, establishing green building goals for new city-owned buildings of 5,000 square feet or more. New buildings must be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification and existing buildings should use the LEED standard as a guide for sustainable operation and maintenance, though no specific requirements are established.

To control the construction and design costs associated with new buildings meeting this standard, the goal of Gold can be reduced to Silver for projects where the payback period for earning Gold certification is ten years longer than that for achieving Silver. Also, for projects jointly funded by the city and other organizations, this requirement may be waived by the City Manager.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer
Department The City of Fort Collins
Division Green Building Program
Address 281 N. College Ave.
Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80524
Phone (970) 221-6750


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

Authority 1: City Council Resolution 2006-096
Date Effective 2006-09-05
Date Enacted 2006-09-05

  • 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)"