General Services Department



On June 23, 2004, City Council adopted the Green Building Resolution, which established LEED certification as a standard for new construction, replacement facilities and major renovations of city of Houston-owned buildings and facilities with more than 10,000 square feet of occupied space. The General Services Department is implementing this policy in its management of projects in the City's Capital Improvement Plan.


The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council, representing all segments of the building industry, developed LEED™ and continue to contribute to its evolution.


LEED™ provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED™ emphasizes state of the art strategies for:


  • sustainable site development,
  • water savings,
  • energy efficiency,
  • materials selection, and
  • indoor environmental quality.


LEED™ recognizes achievements and promotes expertise in green building through a comprehensive system offering project certification, professional accreditation, training and practical resources.



  LEED Certified Pursuing LEED Certification Designed To LEED Standards
      Westside Command Station (partial renovation)
      Northeast Multi-Service Center
      SW Environmental Center
      Kashmere MSC Renovation
      Magnolia Health & MSC
      Frank Branch Library
  Looscan Branch Library Fire Station 84
  Fire Station No. 8  
  HPD Property Room Replacement  
  Bracewell Library  
  Fondren Police Station  
  Sagemont Community Center  
  Clayton House Library Complex HPD Service Animal Mount Facility
  Fire Station No. 37 S. Post Oak MSC/Vinson Branch Library
  Kingwood Branch Library (County Operated) New Adoption Center @ BARC
  HPD Midwest Police Station-District 18 Traffic & Transportation 
  Kendall Library / Community Center  Jungman Neighborhood Library
  ROW & Fleet Maint. Expansion (McCarty) Young Library Replacement
  ROW & Fleet Maint. (Crosstimbers)  
  PARD Wheeler Warehouse  
  New Health Department Lab (Holcombe)  
  Code Enforcement Green Bldg. Resource Center  
  African-American Library  
  Gragg Parks Department Headquarters  
  Oak Forest Library Renovation  
  ROW & Fleet Maint. (Japhet)  
  Fire Station No. 90  
  Houston Permitting Center (Washington)  
  Julia Ideson Building (JIB)