Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 14 - INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
Subtitle 26 - MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 14.26.02 - Green Building Tax Credit Program
14.26.02.04 - Green Whole Buildings, New Construction: Standards and Methods For Determining Compliance

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 14.26.02.04

14.26.02.04. Green Whole Buildings, New Construction: Standards and Methods For Determining Compliance

A. A green whole building, newly constructed, is a building that:

(1) Uses not more than 65 percent of the energy attributable to a reference building which meets the requirements of applicable energy efficiency standards under ASHRAE 90.1-1999;

(2) At a minimum, is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for a rating of "Silver" in either the LEED Rating System Version 2.0 or the LEED-NC Version 2.1;

(3) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for the following credits in either the LEED Rating System Version 2.0 or the LEED Rating System Version 2.1:

(a) Sustainable Sites, Credit 8, Light Pollution Reduction;

(b) Water Efficiency, Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction; and

(c) Materials and Resources, Credit 2.1, Construction Waste Management;

(4) At a minimum, is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for a rating of "Silver" in either the LEED Rating System Version 2.0 or the LEED-NC Version 2.2; and

(5) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for the following credits in either the LEED Rating System Version 2.0 or the LEED Rating Version 2.2:

(a) Sustainable Sites, Credit 8, Light Pollution Reduction;

(b) Water Efficiency, Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction: 20 percent reduction; and

(c) Materials and Resources, Credit 2.1, Construction Waste Management: Divert 50 percent from disposal.

B. A green whole building shall comply with all applicable State, county, and local regulations governing the construction of a building and related processes.

(Regulation .04A amended effective February 12, 2007 (34:3 Md. R. 300))
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