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Welcome to the Sustainable Design Implementation Program webpage. This webpage provides you with information regarding sustainable design buildings, useful linkages to other resources relating to sustainable design, City green building projects, etc.
The City Council created the Sustainable Design Task Force in 1995 to incorporate environmentally sensitive design features into the City’s new construction and remodeling projects. The Sustainable Design Implementation Program, under the purview of the Bureau of Engineering was formed in July, 2000. Since then, the Program has received grant funding, provided training and seminars on green building for City staff, and assisted in the incorporation of sustainable design measures in city projects. For example, the Lake View Terrace Library is a model in energy and water efficiency, use of recycled materials and drought-tolerant landscaping. The Lake View Library is 40 percent more energy-efficient than a traditional library. The project has been awarded the "Platinum" level, the highest LEED® rating level offered by USGBC. It is the 1st Library to ever achieve LEED® Platinum rating.
The City approved the adoption of the Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design (LEED®) "Certified" Level of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Rating System for all Department of Public Works new design and construction building projects 7,500 square feet or larger, effective July 1, 2003. In 2009 the City Council increased the threshold to LEED® Silver level effective January 1, 2010 for all City funded new construction and tenant improvement projects over 7,500 square feet. Bureau of Engineering tracks all of these municipal LEED® projects. Click on the "LEED® Project Status" to view a complete list of these projects.
If you have any comments/questions regarding the Sustainable Design Implementation Program, please e-mail us your comments.

Lake View Terrace Branch Library
Achieves Platinum Certification

Sun Valley Branch Library Achieves Gold
First City Project to Achieve LEED® Certification

Boyle Heights Youth Technology Center