Suffolk County - LEED Program for County Construction

March 13, 2024


In 2006, the Suffolk County Legislature enacted Resolution No. 126-2006, creating the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Program for future county construction projects. The program requirements were revised in 2008 (Resolution No. 551-2008), and again in 2011 (Resolution No. 458-2011). The program directs the County Department of Public Works to apply the principles of the current LEED Building Rating System as a standard for new construction projects or renovation projects with a cost of $1,000,000 or more, and for the planning of new construction and renovation projects "built to suit" for long term lease by the County. The legislation does not require to actually apply for LEED certification, but the project must be built according to the LEED principles. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: New York
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building


Name: Resolution No. 458-2011
Date Enacted: 06/07/2011
Name: Resolution No. 126-2006
Date Enacted: 02/07/2006
Name: Resolution No. 551-2008
Date Enacted: 07/07/2008
Name: Suffolk County Code, Chpt. 939


Name: Buildings Design and Construction/Facilities Engineering
Organization: Department of Public Works
Address: 335 Yaphank Ave., Room 103
Yaphank NY 11980
Phone: (631) 852-4007

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.