Cincinnati - Municipal Green Building Requirement

December 13, 2007


In September 2006 the City of Cincinnati began requiring that all new municipal buildings be constructed to LEED* standards, and that all renovations of existing city buildings incorporate LEED principles whevever possible. In the same legislation, the City Council also directed the administration to assess the feasibility of paying for any increased construction or renovation costs out of the operational cost savings resulting from increased efficiency, beginning with the possible renovation of City Hall. *Click here for more information on the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Ohio
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)


Name: Ord. #???
Date Enacted: 09/20/2006

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.