Program City of Scottsdale - Green Building Policy for Public Buildings
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Arizona
Technologies Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Daylighting

As of Dec. 6, 2022, the Scottsdale City Council has adopted the 2021 edition of the International Energy Construction Code (IECC) and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) with amendments as mandatory codes. The effective date for the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is Jan. 7, 2023.

In 2005, Scottsdale approved a green building policy for new city buildings and remodels. The resolution requires all new, occupied city buildings of any size to be designed, contracted and built to achieve certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program at the "Gold" certification level as long as there is a payback period of no more than five years for projects designed to the Gold Standard. Where the payback is anticipated to be more than five years, city staff recommends to the City Council which level of LEED certification is appropriate. In addition, all renovations and non-occupied city buildings will be designed, contracted and built to include as many principles of both the LEED program and the city's green building program as feasible.

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