Green Building Incentive
The opportunity to participate
in the DuPage County Green Building Incentive Program is
available to all types of construction and developments that meet the USGBC
criteria, in order to qualify applicants would provide the following. The
program begins on March 15, 2015.
- Applicants would provide
a checklist from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or any
other County approved green building standard.
- The checklist must show
that the project is eligible to obtain a certification under LEED of Gold or
Platinum or any other similar County approved green building standard.
- Applicants do not actually have to register or certify their projects with
the USGBC, but simply demonstrate that their projects would qualify.
- Projects qualifying for the, "Green Building
Incentive" program could receive the following benefits:
- Expedited Permit Review Times (Building & Stormwater) - This
would include an application meeting with staff and review times reduced by
25% from the standard review protocols. This benefit would apply to
unincorporated building permit reviews and all Stormwater reviews in both
incorporated and unincorporated areas of DuPage County.
Zoning and Plat Process - This would include special call ZBA hearings being
called on non-standard meeting dates to allow for an expedited hearing
- Reduction of Building permit, Zoning and Plat fees by an
amount equal to 10% of the normal fee schedule (Stormwater fees are not included
in this fee reduction). This would be administered as follows:
- To receive the reduction of fees, the applicant's architect will be
required to provide all of the documentation necessary to apply to the GBCI for
a Gold or Platinum certification.
- Zoning and Plat application fees will
receive a 10% reduction upon receipt and acceptance of the documentation
required for the Gold or Platinum certification.
- Upon acceptance of the
submitted certification information, Building permit fees will be calculated
with a 10% reduction. In place of this reduction, a 10% environmental bond will
be required from the applicant. All fees and bonds will be paid at permit
- Prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, the
applicant's architect will submit a written statement indicating that all of the
LEED items as designed were installed during construction and that the building
would qualify for a LEED Gold or Platinum certification. View the PDF Sample
LEED Certification Requirements to give you an example of LEED items and
possible points available. Upon receipt of the written statement from the
architect, and building verification by the County, the 10% Environmental Bond
will be released to the applicant. Should the builder not achieve Gold or
Platinum certification, the 10% Environmental Bond shall be forfeited to the