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High Performance Building Ordinance

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The City of Decatur Unified Development Ordinance, approved in 2014, included new High Performance Building Standards. These standards will require all new residential and commercial buildings to be certified under an existing green building program starting in November, 2015. Large scale commercial renovations are also included in these standards. The standard will not be applied to residential substantial improvement until after a pending study has been completed.

 

OPTIONS FOR CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:
  • Silver Level National Green Building Standard-ICC 700-2012;
  • Any Level LEED for Homes;
  • Any Level Certification EarthCraft House, EarthCraft Renovation, or EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation; Any Level of Certification
  • Green Globes- 3 Globes Certification Level

To view the ordinance, click this link: 10.1.6. High Performance Building Standards

To view permitting forms, please visit the Applications, Forms, and Fees page

 

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Ordinance Information
>Unified Development Ordinance

>10.1.6 High Performance Building Standards

>Applications, Forms, and Fees