High Performance Building Standards in New State Construction (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Jersey
Name High Performance Building Standards in New State Construction
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

EquipmentProducts Products purchased by state entities using state funds must be Energy Star labeled

Requirement New construction of state buildings with more than 15,000 square feet must be designed and constructed to achieve at least the LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating on the Green Globes scale, or comparable rating under an accredited sustainable building certification program.

Date added to DSIRE 2008-07-18
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-01
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15,000 square feet constructed for the sole use of state entities achieve US Green Building Council LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating on the Green Building Initiative Green Globe rating system, or a comparable numeric rating from another accredited sustainable building certification program. The law exempts free-standing parking facilities, multiple use maintenance facilities, and storage facilities from the requirement. The law will be enforced by director of the Division of Property Management and Construction in the Department of the Treasury in cooperation with the New Jersey Building Authority. With some exceptions the state is also required to purchase Energy Star products when available, a provision adopted in 2007.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Raymond Arcario
Department Department of Treasury
Division Property Management and Construction
Address PO Box 235
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0235
Phone (609) 943-3365
Phone 2 (800) 852-7899

Website http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/dpmc/

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

Authority 1: N.J. Stat. § 52:32-5.3 et seq.
Date Effective 2008-01-13
Date Enacted 2008-01-13

Authority 2: N.J. Stat. § 52:34-6.4
Date Effective 2007-08-06
Date Enacted 2007-08-06

  • 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)"