New Efficient Buildings

Requiring LEED certification for all newly constructed city-owned buildings  

Since 2007, the city has committed to meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for all newly constructed city buildings, reflecting a commitment made by over 400 other local governments. LEED is a voluntary green building certification program that requires energy and water efficiency and sustainable materials and construction practices. One of Orlando’s early successes was to build the first LEED-certified fire station in Florida.