DGS is the supporting agency for the Maryland Green Building Council which was created in 2007 to guide Maryland’s High Performance Building Program. The Council is composed of private sector and State agency membership and makes recommendations about implementing the High Performance Building Program, assists the Governor and General Assembly on green building legislation and works to promote green building throughout the government and private sector.
All new or significantly renovated fully State funded buildings, K thru 12 public schools and new community college buildings over 7,500 gross square feet shall be constructed as High Performance Buildings. A High Performance Building is one which achieves a Silver rating or better under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or which complies with the Maryland Green Building Council’s supplement to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) enacted in November 2014.
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