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Green Building

What is Green Building?

Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  A well designed or renovated green building will use energy, water and other resources more effectively.  It will also reduce waste pollution and environmental degradation as well as protect and promote occupant health.

Montgomery County Council adopted  The Green Building Regulations - Resolution 16-395 on December 4, 2007.  The Code implements the Green Building Law using Article VII (Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design of Chapter 8.

What is the Applicability of This Regulation?

This regulation applies to any newly constructed or extensively modified non-residental or multifamily residential building that has or will have at least 10,000 square fee of gross floor area.

Application Package
  Green Buildings Law Modification Procedure
  Green Building Modification Application
Fees and Taxes
  Executive Regulation for Fees
  Automation Enhancement Fee
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
  None at this time
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
Title Green Building Notice
Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
  Guidelines for Commercial Green Buildings
Inspection Requirements
  Link of the document
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Green Building"
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Data Search Search DPS
Call for More Information
In Montgomery County 311
Outside of Montgomery County 240-777-0311
Other Agencies to Contact
Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact Allegheny Power
  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
  Masonry Institute of America (MIA)
  Miss Utility
  National Glass Association (NGA)
  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Washington Gas Light Co.

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