Green Buildings Standard for Public Buildings

December 17, 2008


The Green Building Act was passed in an effort to promote energy efficiency and water conservation in new and existing government buildings in Puerto Rico. The law mandates that new buildings should be designed, built, and certified according to the standards of United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED*), energy consumption standards issued by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) or other nationally recognized, high-performance green building rating system.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Puerto Rico
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Daylighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building


Name: C4045 (2008) Ley 229
Date Enacted: 8/9/2008
Effective Date: 8/9/2009


Name: Ing. Jose Benitez
Address: P.O. Box 41314
San Juan PR 00940
Phone: (787) 999-2200

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.