Broward County - Green Building Policy

July 28, 2023


In October 2008, Board of County Commissioners of Broward County passed a resolution creating the County Green Building Policy. All new County-owned and operated buildings must achieve a minimum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of "LEED Certified," meaning the project must attain a minimum of 26 points in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) rating system. All County projects deemed eligible for the program must register with the USGBC and must be certified by a third party green building rater.

The Construction Management Division is responsible for coordinating educational, technical, and financial resources to support sustainable design and construction. As of July 2023, Broward County had four government buildings that have been built to LEED standards.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
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-owned and operated buildings must achieve a minimum rating of "LEED Certified."


Name: Resolution 2008-856
Date Enacted: 10/14/2008
Effective Date: 10/14/2008
Name: Administrative Code Part XVIII § 25.122 et seq.
Date Enacted: 10/14/2008
Effective Date: 10/14/2008


Name: General Contact
Organization: Facilities Management Division
Phone: (954) 357-5500

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.