City of Frisco - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements
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In October 2013, existing green building codes were repealed and the 2012 International Residential Code with amendments was adopted. Among the amendments were energy efficiency requirements approximately 15% above the state minimum standard.
Specifically, new single-family residential structures must meet one of the following minimum standards for energy efficiency:
- ENERGY STAR designation,
- 15% increase in energy efficiency above the most recent State Energy Conservation Office approved Texas Building Energy Code provided with high efficacy lighting for 75% of all fixtures, or
- Dallas Builders Association’s GREEN BUILT TEXAS 3.0 designation.
In November 2006, Frisco passed an ordinance requiring that 100% of all roof areas comply with the EPA Energy Star Cool Roof Program as it exists or may be amended. Additional requirements for buildings include specific heat island mitigation measures, landscape water conservation, and construction waste recycling standards.
As of November 2012, more than 7,700,000 square feet of "green" commercial space had been built.