New Construction & Major Renovations

New construction and major renovations (construction costs equal to 50% or more of existing building value) must:

  • Be constructed in compliance with a Baseline Green Building Certification
  • Elevate the first habitable floor at least 1.5 feet above the minimum FEMA based flood level (except contributing structures within the historic district)
  • Have a rainwater catchment system holding at least 1,000 gallons or 100% of new roof area in gallons, whichever is greater. One square foot of roof area equals 1 gallon

Minor Renovations

Minor renovations (construction costs less than 50% of existing building value) must:

  • Demonstrate water and energy use 15% below the Florida Building Code by providing a copy of the Energy and Water Baseline Report