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

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 14.26.02.06

14.26.02.06. Green Base Buildings: Standards and Methods For Determining Compliance

A. A green base building, newly constructed, is a building that uses not more than 65 percent of the energy attributable to a reference building that meets the requirements of applicable energy efficiency standards under ASHRAE 90.1-1999 and complies with one of the following:

(1) Both of the following:

(a) At a minimum is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for a rating of "Silver" in the LEED Rating System Version 2.0; and

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

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

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

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

(2) Both of the following:

(a) At a minimum, is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for a rating of "Silver" in the LEED Rating System for Core and Shell Development; and

(b) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for two of the three following credits in the LEED Rating System for Core and Shell Development:

(i) Water Efficiency, Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction;

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

(iii) Materials and Resources, Credit 2.1, Construction Waste Management.

B. A green base building, rehabilitated, is a building that:

(1) Uses not more than 75 percent of the energy attributable to a reference building that 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 LEED Rating System for Core and Shell Development; and

(3) Is certified as meeting the requirements to qualify for two of the three following credits in the LEED Rating System for Core and Shell Development:

(a) Water Efficiency, Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction;

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

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

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