Green Buildings Act; created, report. (HB2555)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of General Services; Green Buildings Act. Requires all major facility projects of state agencies to be constructed to meet the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) silver certification standard, unless granted an exemption by the Director of the Department of General Services. Such projects will not be required to obtain official LEED certification. Application of the requirement will be phased in over the next three years based on the square footage of the project. The provisions of the bill do not apply to construction projects of public school districts. Amends § 2.2-1182, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2007Committee
01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071550300
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2555)
02/01/2007Letter sent to Housing Study Commission