Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

County Green Building Program

Contact Information

Questions or requests for email updates about DRP’s Title 22 Green Building Program Update project should be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 213-974-6425, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Questions regarding Department of Public Works’ Title 31 updates should be directed to Craig Phillips at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Green Building Program Information

In 2008, Los Angeles County adopted the Green Building Program, which included the Drought-Tolerant Landscaping, Green Building, and Low Impact Development Ordinances (the Ordinances), and created an Implementation Task Force and Technical Manual. November 2013, in response to the mandates set forth in CALGreen (2010 California Green Building Standards Code), the Board of Supervisors adopted the Los Angeles County Green Building Standards Code (Title 31). Please contact the Department of Public Works Building and Safety Division for further information about Green Building, Drought Tolerant and Low Impact Development requirements currently in effect.

Recent Activity

The Department of Regional Planning is working on an ordinance to repeal Green Building and Drought Tolerant Landscaping requirements from Title 22 (Planning and Zoning Code) . Additionally, the ordinance will update the Green Building Program’s tree requirements in order to increase shade to sidewalks and parking lots for human comfort, and to shade buildings to conserve energy used for air conditioning.

Next Steps

Regional Planning Commission Hearing will be continued to December 17, 2014.

Relevant Links

Completed Discussions & Hearings

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Resources

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