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

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 14.26.02.05

14.26.02.05. Green Whole Buildings, Rehabilitated: Standards and Methods For Determining Compliance

A green whole building, rehabilitated, is a building that:

A. Meets the following requirements:

(1) Uses no more than 75 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 two of the three following credits in the LEED Rating System Version 2.0; and

(3) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for two of the three following credits in the LEED Rating System Version 2.0:

(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;

B. Meets the following requirements:

(1) Uses not more than 75 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 the USGBC's LEED for Existing Buildings/The LEED Green Building Rating System for Improving Building Performance through Upgrades and Operations Version 2.0 Unballoted Draft for Pilot Program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, January 2002); and

(3) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for two of the three following credits in the LEED for Existing Buildings/The LEED Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings Upgrades, Operations and Maintenance Version 2 October 2004:

(a) Sustainable Sites, Credit 7, Light Pollution Reduction;

(b) Water Efficiency, Credit 1.1 and 1.2, Water Use Reduction; or

(c) Materials and Resources, Credit 1.1 and 1.2, Construction, Demolition, and Renovation Waste Management; or

C. Meets the following requirements:

(1) Uses not more than 75 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 the USGBC's LEED for Existing Buildings/The LEED Green Building Rating System for Improving Building Performance through Upgrades and Operations Version 2.0 Unballoted Draft for Pilot Program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, January 2002); and

(3) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for the following credits in the LEED for Existing Buildings/The LEED Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings Upgrades, Operations and Maintenance Version 2.0 Updated July 2005;

(a) Sustainable Sites, Credit 7, Light Pollution Reduction;

(b) Water Efficiency, Credit 3.1 and 3.2, Water Use Reduction; or

(c) Materials and Resources, Credit 1.1 and 1.2, Construction, Demolition, and Renovation Waste Management.

(Regulation .05 amended effective February 12, 2007 (34:3 Md. R. 300))
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