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Friday February 27, 2015
LADBS-Green Buildings

Green Buildings

As of January 1, 2011, the following type of projects are subject to the Los Angeles Green Building Code (LAGBC):

All new buildings (residential and non-residential)
All addition (residential and non-residential)
Alterations with building valuations of $200,000 or more (residential and non-residential)
Residential alterations that increase the building's conditioned volume

The LAGBC is based on the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, commonly known as "CALGreen" that was developed and mandated by the State to attain consistency among the various jurisdictions within the State; reduce the building's energy and water use; reduce waste; and reduce the carbon footprint.

If you have questions regarding the Code, plan check or inspection process, please feel free to call the Customer Call Center for further assistance. Also, feel free to Contact Us at anytime.

To ensure uniformity and facilitate the plan check and permitting process, the Department has developed a number of forms to be used during the plan check and inspection processes. The links to all the forms and other information relevant to Green Buildings and sustainability are provided below:

Green Building Related Forms
Building Plan Check Submittal
Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Devices
California Solar Permitting Guidebook
Solar Zoning Ordinance
2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code)
2011 Los Angeles Green Building Code Ordinance
Graywater Systems for Residential Buildings
AQMD Rule 445 Wood Burning Devices ( List of EPA Certified Wood Stoves and Inserts)
Waste Hauler Information (including Certified Haulers List)
Los Angeles Fire Department Requirement No. 96 - Solar Photovoltaic System
Fire Department Reference Requirements for Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) Systems on One and Two Family Dwellings

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