With the passage of The Green Building Act of 2006, Washington, DC joined states and cities across the country in requiring green building design and construction. In accordance with the Green Building Act of 2008, publicly financed buildings which are a) 10,000 SF or greater, and b) for which public financing comprises 15% or more of project costs, must meet green building standards. Residential projects must meet the Green Communities Criteria (GCC) in its current edition at time of application to DHCD, currently GCC 2011. Please note that GCC 2011 and future editions of the Criteria require third party certification. To comply, projects must be registered with Enterprise Community Partners early in the design phase. Please see http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/certification/ for further information. Additional information on green building may also be found in Section 6 of the RFP Reference Guidebook.
Again, any application submitted in this RFP round is required to complete and submit the 2011 Enterprise Green Communities Intended Methods Checklist and the Integrated Design Charrette Documentation.