City of Chamblee - LEED Requirement for Public and Commercial Buildings

July 26, 2023


The City of Chamblee, Georgia requires all of its new municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet of occupied space or one million dollars in cost to be certified under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. Buildings under 5,000 square feet or one million dollars may be certified under Energy Star or EarthCraft Light Commercial standards in lieu of LEED. Additionally, other projects may be certified by programs other than LEED if approved by the Planning and Development Director. Renovations must also follow LEED guidelines, or other programs if LEED certification is not feasible.

The City of Chamblee also has a Sustainable Purchasing Policy which requires the city to incorporate environmental considerations when purchasing goods and services.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Georgia
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
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Green Building Requirement: Municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet in occupied space or one million dollars in total cost must be LEED certified.


Name: Sustainable Buildings Policy
Name: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
Name: Sustainable Building Plan Review Policy


Name: Chamblee Planning and Development Department
Organization: City of Chamblee
Address: 3506 Broad Street
Chamblee GA 30341
Phone: (770) 986-5024

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.