Green Building Code

What is the Green Building Code?

The Green Building Code provides a roadmap for builders and developers interested in incorporating sustainable, energy efficient components into their buildings beyond the minimum requirements of the current code. The city adopted the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) to provide an alternative, more affordable option for projects wanting to be designed and verified as green.

IGCC and LEED

Whether it's the IGCC or LEED Platinum, there are several options for developments to be considered a green building by the City of Boise.

Green Building Code comparison chart

Why Go Green?

Sustainability and building vibrant communities is at the core of who we are as a city; recognizing and supporting Green Building projects is one more way we are redefining how we continue to develop our city.  By providing a guide for developments focused on energy efficiency, environmentally-friendly materials and conservation, builders and developers interested in going green will not only be a part of the city's commitment to sustainability, but will also receive planning and development initiatives and project recognition.

Green building plaque

What are the Benefits?

  • A dedicated project manager in the city's Planning and Development Services department to help coordinate and oversee your project
  • An expedited plan review and permitting process
  • Green Building construction sign to be displayed at the development site
  • Green Building plaque upon completion of the project to display on the building
  • Other marketing and recognition

Recent Green Building Projects

Library! at Bown Crossing

New 16,000 sq. ft. library building including site work.

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The Fowler

A new 204,345 sq. ft. apartment building with retail on the ground floor.

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Ash Street Townhomes

Two new multi-family apartment buildings.

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Fire Station #4

New 13,774 sq. ft. fire station.

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Fire Station #8

New 11,936 sq. ft. fire station.

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Fire Station #9

New 7,903 sq. ft. fire station.

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Ready to Submit?

Here are documents and forms you'll need to submit your project to be designed and verified as a Green Building by the City of Boise:

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