2017 ORS 286A.810¹
LEED certification of school projects financed with Article XI-P bonds

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Green Globes program” means a building guidance and assessment program to advance overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings established by the Green Building Initiative.

(b) “LEED” means the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for certification of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings established by the United States Green Building Council.

(c) “LEED Silver” means the second of four tiers of standards for certification in the LEED rating system.

(d) “Two globes” means the second of four tiers of ratings for certification in the Green Globes program rating system.

(2) If general obligation bonds are issued under Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution, and proceeds from the bonds are used for the construction, improvement, remodel, equipment, maintenance or repair of a building of a school district, the building of the school district that is constructed, improved, remodeled, equipped, maintained or repaired must qualify for, at a minimum:

(a) LEED Silver certification;

(b) A two globes rating from the Green Globes program; or

(c) An equivalent numeric rating from a nationally recognized, accepted and appropriate sustainable development rating system as determined by the State Department of Energy. [2011 c.467 §8]

Note: 286A.810 (LEED certification of school projects financed with Article XI-P bonds) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 286A—State Borrowing Public Borrowing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors286A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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