City of Phoenix - Design Standards for City Buildings

July 18, 2023


The City of Phoenix has had energy standards for public buildings in place since 2005. In June 2005, the Phoenix City Council adopted a policy requiring all new city buildings built with 2006 bond funds to at least meet the LEED Certified level. Presently, the City of Phoenix requires LEED Silver certification for all of its own new buildings.

This requirement is a part of the city's broader environmental sustainability goals, which include a goal of being carbon neutral by 2060. More information on these goals may be found here.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Green Building Requirement: LEED Silver certification for new city-owned buildings


Name: Office of Sustainability
Organization: City of Phoenix
Address: 200 W Washington St, 12th Floor
Phoenix AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 262-3111

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.