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Monday November 30, 2015

Department of Building and Safety will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you for doing business in the City of Los Angeles.

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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
2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code)
2011 Los Angeles Green Building Code Ordinance
2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen)
2014 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)
Cool Roof
Cool Roof Ordinance (Eff. 10/01/2014)
Cool Roof Ordinance Fact Sheet
Solar Energy
Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Devices
California Solar Permitting Guidebook and Toolkits
Solar Zoning Ordinance
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
Inspection Guide for PV Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings
City Planning: Advisory Notice for Installing Solar Equipment on Historic Buildings
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Electric Vehicle Chargers Permit Information

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