Green Building Code
WHAT IS THE GREEN BUILDING CODE?
The Green Building Code provides a roadmap for builders and developers interested in incorporating sustainable, energy efficient components into their buildings beyond the minimum requirements of the current code. The city adopted the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) to provide an alternative, more affordable option for projects wanting to be designed and verified as green.
IGCC and LEED
Whether it's the IGCC or LEED Platinum, there are several options for developments to be considered a green building by the City of Boise.
WHY GO GREEN?
Sustainability and building vibrant communities is at the core of who we are as a city; recognizing and supporting Green Building projects is one more way we are redefining how we continue to develop our city. By providing a guide for developments focused on energy efficiency, environmentally-friendly materials and conservation, builders and developers interested in going green will not only be a part of the city's commitment to sustainability, but will also receive planning and development initiatives and project recognition.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The city wants to partner with you in making your buildings green by providing:
- A dedicated project manager in the city's Planning and Development Services to help coordinate and oversee your project
- An expedited plan review and permitting process
- Green Building construction sign to be displayed at the development site
- Green Building plaque upon completion of the project to display on the building
- Other marketing and recognition
READY TO SUBMIT?
Here are documents and forms you'll need to submit your project to be designed and verified as a Green Building by the City of Boise:
Green Construction Code Checklist Form
Building Commissioning Agencies Form
Building Material Selection & Properties Form
Site Heat Island Mitigation Form
RECENT GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS
Library! at Bown Crossing Fire Station #8
The Fowler Fire Station #4
Green Building Code Overview
LEED Green Building
Green Globe Certification
For questions or more information, please contact PDS here or call 208-608-7100.