Greening of State Government: Executive Order 82 (Virginia 2009)


All state agencies and institutions constructing state-owned facilities over 5,000 gross feet squared in size, and renovations of such buildings valued at 50% of the assessed building value, shall be required to design and construct consistent with energy performance standards at least as energy efficient as LEED Silver or earn two green globes in the Green Globes rating system. Agencies and institutions are instructed to purchase or lease ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and equipment if ENERGY STAR is available for the category of equipment/appliance. In addition, the order instructs the Commonwealth to encourage the private sector to adopt energy-efficient building standards by giving preference when leasing facilities for state use to facilities meeting LEED Silver standards or earning at least two Green Globes in the Green Globes standard

Model Policy Category: 
Green Building