Environment Code Chapter 7 & San Francisco Building Code Chapter 13

San Francisco Building Code (SFBC) Chapter 13C:

Chapter 13C of the SFBC requires certain green building regulations apply to all new construction in San Francisco, as well as certain major alterations and first time tenant improvements.  SFBC Chapter 13C adopts the mandatory measures in the state green building code (CALGreen) and requires documentation of compliance with either LEED or GreenPoint Rated standards.  For new commercial construction over 25,000 square feet, LEED Gold standards apply. Although LEED Silver is currently the requirement for new commercial construction, the new Gold requirement will take effect on January 1, 2012.  For details please see SFDBI’s Administrative Bulletin AB-093: Implementation of Green Building Regulations.

Environment Code Chapter 7 requires LEED Gold certification for all municipal new construction and major alteration projects of 5,000 square feet or more in city-owned facilities and city leaseholds.