Green Public Buildings Act; created. (HB788)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; Green Public Buildings Act.  Requires public bodies entering the design phase for construction of a new building greater than 7,500 gross square feet in size, or renovating such a building where the cost of renovation exceeds 75 percent of the value of the building, to build to either the LEED Silver or Green Globes two globe standard. Exemptions from the requirement may be granted by the Director of the Department of General Services for state construction projects or by the governing body of a locality or school board for local projects. The bill provides for a delayed effective date for localities of July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


02/09/2012: Merged into HB1167


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102181D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2012Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB788)
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/07/2012Stricken from docket by General Laws
02/09/2012Reconsidered by General Laws
02/09/2012Incorporated by General Laws (HB1167-Jones)