Green Building

Plans submitted for all new construction, addition or alteration with a valuation greater than $200,000 for a building permit will also be separately reviewed for compliance to the Green Code.


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Codes

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 nonresidential)
  • Residential alterations that increase the building's conditioned volume

Forms

Green Code-related Forms:

ID   Title  
GRN 01-2014 Storm Water Pollution Control View
GRN 02-2014 VOC Content Verification Checklist View
GRN 03-2014 Formaldehyde Emissions Verification Checklist View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2015-07-15) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 05-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 05-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 05A-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist: Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 06-2014 Operation and Maintenance Manual View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 10-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 10-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 11-2014 VOC and Formaldehyde Limits View
GRN 12-2014 Green Building Certification View
GRN 14-2014 Green Building Code Plan Check Notes - Residential Buildings View
GRN 15-2014 Green Building Code Plan Check Notes - Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 16-2014 Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Residential) View
GRN 17-2014 Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Non-Residential) View

Commissioning Forms:

ID   Title  
GRN 20-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) View
GRN 20-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) View
GRN 21-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Basis of Design (BOD) View
GRN 21-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Basis of Design (BOD) View
GRN 22-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Measures View
GRN 22-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Measures View
GRN 23-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Plan View
GRN 23-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Plan View
GRN 24-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Functional Performance Testing View
GRN 24-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Functional Performance Testing View
GRN 25-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Documentation and Training View
GRN 25-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Documentation and Training View
GRN 26-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Report View
GRN 26-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Report View

Standard Correction Lists

ID   Title  
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.001-2014(effective 2015-12-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions and Alterations View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.001-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions and Alterations View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.001-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions and Alterations View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.002-2014(effective 2015-12-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.002-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.002-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Non-Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.003-2014(effective 2015-12-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions & Alterations View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.003-2014 Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions Alterations (effective 1-1-14) View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.004-2014(effective 2015-12-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.004-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.004-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.004-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.004-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for New Construction View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.005-2015(effective 2015-12-01) Supplemental Correction Sheet: MWELO View
PC/GRN/Corr.Lst.030-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Residential Mandatory Measures for Additions & Alterations View
PC/STR/Corr.Lst.102-2014 Supplemental Correction Sheet for Energy Conservation View

Solar

ID   Title  
Advisory Notice for Installing Solar Equipment on Historic Buildings (LA CIty Planning) View
California Solar Permitting Guidebook View
LAFD Requirement 96 Fire Department Reference - Requirements For Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) Systems on One and Two Family Dwellings View
LAFD Requirement 96 Solar Photovoltaic System View
Solar PV Central Inverter Standard Plan - Comprehensive View
Solar PV Central Inverter Standard Plan - Simplified View
Solar PV Microinverter Standard Plan - Comprehensive View
Solar PV Microinverter Standard Plan - Simplified View
PV Toolkit 1 Solar Photovoltaic Installations in Residential Submittal Reqs View
PV Toolkit 2 Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Photovoltaic Permitting for Residential View
PV Toolkit 5 Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
PV Toolkit 7 Inspection Guide for PV Systems for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 1A Solar Water Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
SWH Toolkit 1B Solar Pool Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
SWH Toolkit 2A Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 2B Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Pool Heating Permitting for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 3A Solar Domestic Water Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 3B Solar Pool Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 4 Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
SWH Toolkit 5A Inspection Guide for SDWH Residential Systems View
SWH Toolkit 5B Inspection Guide for Solar Pool Heating Residential Systems View
Ord. No. 182110 Solar Zoning View
IB/P/GI 2014-027 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Devices View
PC/DAD/Corr.Lst.111-2014 Supplemental Correction Sheet for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (ELEC) View
PC/ELEC/Corr.Lst.111-2011 Supplemental Correction Sheet for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (for 2011 Codes) View