LEED Silver standard; established by U. S. Green Building Council. (HB2656)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; capital outlay projects; green buildings. Requires all departments, agencies, and institutions of the Commonwealth to ensure that the design and construction of state-owned buildings comply with the LEED Silver standard established by the United States Green Building Council unless an exemption is granted by the Division of Engineering and Buildings of the Department of General Services. The bill provides for an appeal process to the Division that shall include a requirement that a department, agency, or institution demonstrate that the project requirements would result in a cost that is at least 15 percent higher than the desired design cost if the project were built to the LEED Silver Standard. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074447390
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2656)