Green Building Density Incentive Program

• The information below applies to the 2014 Green Building Program.
• Updates for the 2020 program will be posted soon.

New development project teams may request additional bonus density and/or height in exchange for green building certification as outlined below.

LEED version 4 or 4.1 Office or Residential* Two Arlington Priority Credits Total Bonus FAR Available
Silver 0.25 FAR + 0.05 FAR 0.30
Gold 0.35 + 0.05 FAR 0.40
Platinum 0.50 + 0.05 FAR 0.55

* Minimum Program Requirements include ENERGY STAR certification for commercial office, 10 years of energy reporting, and ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances for multifamily.


Clarification: Residential projects that earn bonus density in exchange for Energy Star certification with a score of 75 do so using Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The Energy Star score is based on post-occupancy energy utility data. This is not certification through the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise Program (New Construction).

For more information, please contact Victoria Kiechel at .