Designing and constructing high performance buildings with sustainable building methods, is good business as well as preferred environmental practice. Acknowledging this, the City of Burbank created two ordinances in 2004—the Green Building and Sustainable Architecture Ordinance and the Construction and Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance—and in 2006, BWP created a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Incentive Program. For more information on the City’s green building ordinances, visit http://www.burbankusa.com/departments/community-development/building/sustainability/green-building.
BWP’s LEED Incentive Program
The U.S. Green Building Council is a national non-profit organization founded in 1993 to promote the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. In recognition of the impact that commercial and residential buildings have on the environment, the Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Depending on the total points awarded, one of four LEED Certification levels is achieved:
BWP provides the following financial incentives to encourage LEED certified green building construction:
Incentives are provided on a first-come, first-served basis until budgeted funding is exhausted. Applicants must notify BWP prior to the start of construction. Applicants are required to provide documentation showing verification of LEED registration and their City of Burbank building permit before incentive funds are provided. For more information, contact BWP at 818-238-3653.