City of Coral Gables Passes Green Building Ordinance
The City of Coral Gables passed a Green Building Ordinance in April of 2016 that requires buildings in Coral Gables to be built according to the to the latest applicable version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification or equivalent. This applies to all new City buildings, buildings being constructed on City of Coral Gables property, and all buildings to be built over 20,000 square feet which are not owned by the City of Coral Gables.
With this new law, the City of Coral Gables is encouraging new development which utilizes sustainable design and construction best practices. The City’s Green Building Ordinance recognizes the positive environmental impacts of energy and water-efficient building designs, as well as construction, operation and maintenance methods and materials. This Ordinance is aligned with a number of other environmentally friendly initiatives that have been implemented in Coral Gables, all aimed at creating a more sustainable and resilient community.
Copy of the Coral Gables Green Building Ordinance [PDF]