City of Scottsdale - Green Building Policy for Public Buildings

July 14, 2023


As of Dec. 6, 2022, the Scottsdale City Council has adopted the 2021 edition of the International Energy Construction Code (IECC) and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) with amendments as mandatory codes. The effective date for the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is Jan. 7, 2023.

In 2005, Scottsdale approved a green building policy for new city buildings and remodels. The resolution requires all new, occupied city buildings of any size to be designed, contracted and built to achieve certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program at the "Gold" certification level as long as there is a payback period of no more than five years for projects designed to the Gold Standard. Where the payback is anticipated to be more than five years, city staff recommends to the City Council which level of LEED certification is appropriate. In addition, all renovations and non-occupied city buildings will be designed, contracted and built to include as many principles of both the LEED program and the city's green building program as feasible.

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:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Daylighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Green Building Requirement: New city buildings must achieve LEED Gold certification as long as payback is no longer than 5 years


Name: Scottsdale Resolution 6644
Name: 2021 IECC with Scottsdale Amendments
Name: 2021 IGCC with Scottsdale Amendments


Name: Anthony Floyd, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Organization: City of Scottsdale
Address: 7447 E. Indian School Rd, #101
Scottsdale AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 312-4202

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.