Green Building Code

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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 certified green.

IGCC and LEED

Whether it's the IGCC or LEED Platinum, there are several options for developments to be considered a certified green building by the City of Boise.

Green Building Codes - Comparison Graphic

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 plaque upon completion of the project to display at the development site
  • Other marketing or recognition

READY TO SUBMIT?

Here are documents and forms you'll need to submit your project to be certified 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

For questions or more information, please contact PDS here or call 208-608-7100.

RECENT GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS

     Library! at Bown Crossing                                                   Fire Station #8

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     The Fowler                                                                               Fire Station #4

The FowlerFire Station 4

Additional Information

LEED Green Building
ICC 700
Green Globe Certification