City of Jacksonville - Sustainable Building Program Ordinance

June 20, 2024


Chapter 327 of the Jacksonville Ordinance Code establishes the Sustainable Building Program for Jacksonville. The Sustainable Building Program mandates that all public buildings be certified by one of the following three standards (Sustainable Development Certification):

  • LEED
  • Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes
  • Florida Green Building Coalition

The Sustainable Building Program is voluntary for private construction projects and offers the following incentives:

  • Fast-track development review by the Planning and Development Department — Development Services
  • Designation through a program of recognition which identifies the construction as a sustainable building project with benefits to the environment and to the community
  • Refund of the certification fees paid for by the Sustainable Development Certification

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Administrator: Jacksonville City Council
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Green Building Requirement: Sustainable Development Certification is required for all public buildings.


Name: City of Jacksonville, Florida Ordinance 2009-211-E
Date Enacted: 04/14/2009


Name: Jacksonville City Council
Phone: (904) 630-2489

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.