Green Buildings Act; created, report. (SB275)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; Green Buildings Act. Requires all major facility projects of state agencies and other entities for which the project is funded with state money to be designed, constructed, and certified to meet the LEED silver standard as established by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design. The bill defines "major facility project" as a building construction project with more than 5,000 gross square feet of occupied or conditioned space, or a building renovation project when the cost is greater than 50% of the assessed value and the project with more than 5,000 gross square feet of occupied or conditioned space. Under the bill, a major facility project may not be required to meet the standard if (i) there is no appropriate LEED silver standard for that type of building or renovation project, (ii) there is no practical way to apply the LEED silver standard to a particular building or renovation project, or (iii) the building or renovation project is an electricity transmitter building, a water pumping station, or a hospital. Read the Bill »


02/08/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065674844
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB275)
02/01/2006Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB275)
02/08/2006Continued to 2007 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB857.