Green building and energy efficiency standards
Green building practices and energy efficiency standards improve building performance that reduce solar gains, energy consumption, and urban heat islands.
Adopt green building or energy efficiency performance standards for any public and private new construction or substantial renovations.
Considerations for Use
Resources associated with ratings and certifications can provide upgrade recommendations that are applicable to all buildings not only participating buildings.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:MandateMandates are government regulations that require stakeholders to meet standards through building codes, ordinances, zoning policies, or other regulatory tools.
Trigger Points:Introducing new or updated zoning/codesIncludes codes, zoning requirements or by-laws pertaining to urban planning and building construction activity.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Target Beneficiaries:Property owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number and scores or levels of certification for buildings that receive ratings
Intervention Scale:City, Nation, Region, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, National government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Private developers
Funding Sources:Private investment, Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Increase property values, Save on utilities