Montgomery County- Green Building Standard

August 25, 2016


The Montgomery County regulation requires that any County-build or County-funded buildings over 10,000 square feet in size that are built after September 2008 must receive a silver rating in the appropriate LEED rating system as certified by the Green Building Council.  County building is defined as any covered building where the County government has financed 30% or more of the cost of new construction, or any modification to more than 50% of the building's gross area. 

Montgomery County also has a green power purchasing requirement that is summarized in a separate DSIRE post

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Administrator: Division of Building Design and Construction
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Green Building Requirement: Must achieve LEED-Silver or equivalent rating


Name: Sec. 8-14A. Energy performance standards for county buildings.
Date Enacted: 11/28/2006
Effective Date: 03/01/2007


Name: Hamid Omidvar
Address: 101 Monroe St, 11th FL
Rockville MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-6097

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.