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The Green Building ordinance requires that County facilities be built to a minimum of LEED® Silver. The Juvenile Justice Center achieved LEED® Gold.

Green Building Ordinance-County Buildings

Buildings consume 40% of the world's energy; construction debris is 21% of material in local landfills. Recognizing the benefits to citizens of incorporating green building practices into the design and construction of County facilities, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Green Building Ordinance for County facilities that requires that all County municipal projects be built to a minimum U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Silver standard. The ordinance also requires recycling of construction and demolition debris.