Green Buildings Act; established. (HB1195)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach)


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 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. The bill also requires the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs in state-owned and occupied buildings by January 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082380648
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2008Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1195)
02/12/2008Left in General Laws