City of Jacksonville - Sustainable Public Buildings

August 30, 2016


In 2009, the Jacksonville City Office of Sustainability Initiatives announced the creation of the Sustainable Building Program. As part of the program, all new city-owned buildings must meet nationally recognized certification standards. In addition, in city-owned buildings where renovations are being made to more than 50% of the total building square footage, renovations must meet sustainable building certification standards. The buildings must be certified by LEED, Green Globes, or Florida Green Building Coalition. The Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board is also permitted to adopt an alternative sustainable building certification system.

Any program participant seeking sustainable building certification through the City of Jacksonville can seek a refund of certification expenses, sustainable project designation and fast track development review.

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


Name: Ordinance 2009-211 E
Date Enacted: 4/14/2009
Name: Title VIII Chapter 327
Date Enacted: 4/14/2009

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.