News Analysis

D.C. Considers Green Building Legislation

In its final draft, the bill phases in green building requirements as follows:

• By 2008, all District-owned commercial projects must achieve an Energy StarTM score of 75 and must achieve a Silver level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System, and all renovation projects undertaken by tenants in District-owned buildings larger than 30,000 ft2 (3,000 m2) must achieve the Certified level in LEED for Commercial Interiors.

Published December 5, 2006

Wendt, A. (2006, December 5). D.C. Considers Green Building Legislation. Retrieved from