Green Public Buildings Act; certain new or renovated buildings to be built to certain standards. (HB2387)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Green Public Buildings Act. Requires public bodies entering the design phase for construction of a new building greater than 5,000 gross square feet in size, or renovating such a building where the cost of renovation exceeds 50 percent of the value of the building, to build to either the Green Globes Green Building Initiative green building rating standard or the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design green building rating standard (LEED). Exemptions from the requirement may be granted by the Director of the Department of General Services for state construction projects or the governing body of a locality or school board for local projects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092363802
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/29/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2387)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 092415492-H1
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2009Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1252.


angelika shaw writes:

This bill is good. The problem is that the wording is not good. What a bother. If it said "Help a lot from harmfully bulling the planet- and will definately reduce smog in cities" then it would pass. I know what they mean, but they get a bit confused I believe. Wording is so important, because a law's meaning can be twisted by any one including a president.