Building & Development Design

Building & Development Design Policy

Plano will implement energy efficient building codes and make sustainable investments to new and existing facilities to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
 
Building & Development Design Action Statements


 Status
Annually review the Facility Policies and Procedures to incorporate new building efficiency
measures as feasible.  

 inprogress
Create a policy requiring any public-private project that includes a development agreement
to apply sustainable construction standards, as appropriate, to the project. 

 pending
Review development and building regulations every three years to ensure provisions for the 
efficient use of natural resources and promote environmental quality.
 inprogress
Promote buildings and projects that are environmentally friendly and educate the public about
the health and environmental benefits of green buildings.  

 inprogress
Create a building incentive program for new development and redevelopment projects to
incorporate sustainable design elements such as: solar energy; natural lighting; reflective roofs
or green roofs; low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) materials and ventilation; heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) energy performance and efficiency systems; on-site
renewable energy; waste minimization; and water reclamation and conservation. 

 pending
Determine if viable options exist within the North Central Texas Council of Governments
(NCTCOG) amendments of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for possible
inclusion into the development process.  
 inprogress
Ensure timely adoption of building codes as established by the International Code Council.  complete
Create regulations for sustainable building and site planning practices such as tree
preservation, reduced impervious coverage and green infrastructure. 
 pending

Supporting Resources and Materials
Building Inspections
Facilities Management
Green Buildings
Environmental Community Awards