Energy Efficient New Construction
The County seeks construction firms with expertise in green building design when building new County facilities. This allows the County to achieve LEED Certification on all new buildings and major renovations. Through energy efficient design, state-of-the-art building automation, and employee training, the County continues to reduce its energy consumption.
The County of San Diego requires Zero Net Energy for all new
facilities and major renovations. Zero Net Energy refers to a facility
where annual energy production is equal to energy consumption. There
are currently 6 ZNE buildings in our inventory, with 4 others planned
to open in 2022/2023. Our newest ZNE site, the East County ARCC,
opened in March 2020, and has since been presented with merit and
design awards. Currently, over 1.7 million square feet of County-owned
buildings are LEED certified.
Learn more about our LEED Certified and ZNE Buildings and Design Standards!