BSCE – Green Building
With a continued focus on sustainability, the Salt Lake City Building Department is able to offer expedited plan review as an incentive to build “Green.” This Expedited Plan Review program is designed to reward energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction by reducing plan review turn around time for projects which meet the program requirements. By recognizing that time equals money for many projects, this program offers tremendous savings for the applicant, while doing the right thing for the environment; once again demonstrating Salt Lake City’s commitment to improve building sustainability.
To qualify for expedited plan review your project must meet the following criteria:
- New permit applications must meet the design criteria for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver or greater as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for commercial development.
- Residential applications are required to meet an Energy Star Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 85 or better.
On this website you will find further information regarding the Expedited Plan review process for this, along with links to other sites that offer incentives to Build Green.
Click here to see the Green Building Expedited Review Application.
Expedited Plan Review for Green Building
Information to Speed the Application & Approval Process
LEED Silver Expedited Plan Review
The project requirements for prioritized LEED plan reviews include the following:
Residential Energy Star Expedited Plan Review
The project requirements for prioritized residential plan reviews include the following:
LEED Executive Order
Expedited Plan Review For New Construction & Major Renovation Projects That Meet Certain Sustainable Building Criteria
Information on Green Mortgages
Explore the different types of green mortgages, how they compare to regular mortgages, qualifying for them, etc.