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Green Building Requirements

Howard County law requires new pri­vate com­mer­cial build­ings larger than 50,000 square feet to attain US Green Build­ing Coun­cil LEED Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and new pub­lic build­ings larger than 10,000 square feet to attain LEED Sil­ver. Howard County gov­ern­ment is proud of our 5 LEED-qualified build­ings: one cer­ti­fied, two sil­ver, one gold, and one plat­inum.

Green Tip

Unplug.40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they’re turned off.