Riverside County - Sustainable Building Policy

July 18, 2023


In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects initiated on or after March 1, 2009 must meet the criteria for LEED certification. The Board of Supervisors may grant exceptions, especially for projects under 5,000 square feet. Additionally, all county building projects must have a LEED accredited professional on the development team. The policy also encourages existing structures to seek the LEED Existing Buildings certification, and encourages private construction projects to incorporate LEED building practices.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Green Building Requirement: All new county building projects must meet the criteria for LEED certification.


Name: Board of Supervisors Policy No. H-29
Date Enacted: 02/10/2009


Name: General Information
Address: 4080 Lemon Street
Riverside CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-1000

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.