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Article 22 Green Building Review Projects

The Zoning Ordinance’s Section 22.20 – Green Building Requirements ensures that major new projects and substantially rehabilitated buildings are planned, designed and constructed using environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient practices. Projects fall under these requirements when:

• They exceed 25,000 square feet of gross floor area AND

• Require a Special Permit under any provision of the Zoning Ordinance OR

• Are subject to Section 19.50 – Building and Site Requirements

The City of Cambridge does not mandate that projects achieve Certification through a green building rating program. Rather, the intent of the green building ordinance is to use green building rating systems as a technical framework to ensure that buildings throughout the City achieve a higher level in building energy use and efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Points Achievedpts_achpts_achNumberTotal points that the project has been designed to achieve
Rating Levelrating_levelrating_levelTextRating a project is designed to achieve
Rating System & Versionleed_rating_system_versionleed_rating_system_versionTextYear or iteration (version) of the set of standards established within an authorized rating program for a project or building type.
Project Stagepro_stgpro_stgText“Permitting” projects are under review. “Permitted” projects have received a Special Permit. “Under Construction” projects have received a Building Permit. “Completed” projects have received a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or a Temporary CO.
EA_ACHea_achea_achNumberPoints achieved in Energy & Atmosphere
EA_ALLea_allea_allNumberPoints possible in Energy & Atmosphere
LL_ALLll_allll_allNumberPoints possible in Location & Transportation/Linkages
LL_ACHll_achll_achNumberPoints achieved in Location & Transportation/Linkages
WE_ACHwe_achwe_achNumberPoints achieved in Water Efficiency
Project Typepro_typepro_typeText“New Construction” projects are entirely new buildings.. “Substantial Rehabilitation” projects include major renovation to existing buildings..
GFA_SPgfa_spgfa_spNumberGross floor area of a project as it appears in the Special Permit application
Project Usepro_usepro_useTextPprimary use of the project
Police Neighborhood Regions:@computed_region_guic_hr4a:@computed_region_guic_hr4aNumber
Location (state)location_statelocation_stateText
Location (city)location_citylocation_cityText
Location (address)location_addresslocation_addressText
Year Completeyear_completeyear_completeTextYear final Certificate of Occupancy for the project was issued.
NeighborhoodneighborhoodneighborhoodTextCambridge neighborhood where this project is located
Location (zip)location_ziplocation_zipText
GB_IDgb_idgb_idTexta unique ID used to number Article 22 projects, assigned by City staff
IP_ACHip_achip_achNumberPoints achieved in Integrative Process
AE_ACHae_achae_achNumberPoints achieved in Awareness & Education
MR_ACHmr_achmr_achNumberPoints achieved in Materials & Resources
MR_ALLmr_allmr_allNumberPoints possible in Materials & Resources
ID_ALLid_allid_allNumberPoints possible in Innovation & Design Process
RP_ACHrp_achrp_achNumberPoints achieved in Regional Priority
IEQ_ALLieq_allieq_allNumberPoints possible in Indoor Environmental Quality
ID_ACHid_achid_achNumberPoints achieved in Innovation & Design Process
AE_ALLae_allae_allNumberPoints possible in Awareness & Education
DevLog_IDdevlog_iddevlog_idTextProject’s identification number in the Development Log
PB Case NumberpbpbTextPlanning Board case number
Developer/Ownerdeveloper_namedeveloper_nameTextName of project developer or owner
Primary Addressprimary_addressprimary_addressTextPrimary address of the project.
Project Nameproject_nameproject_nameTextPrimary street address of the project and/or any name by which it is commonly known
Master Projectmaster_projectmaster_projectTextProjects that are part of a larger development/master plan
Former Site Nameformer_site_nameformer_site_nameTextSite name prior to initiation of the project.
LocationlocationlocationPointLatitude and longitude of project
SS_ALLss_allss_allNumberPoints possible in Sustainable Sites
WE_ALLwe_allwe_allNumberPoints possible in Water Efficiency
IP_ALLip_allip_allNumberPoints possible in Integrative Process
Police Response Districts:@computed_region_v7jj_366k:@computed_region_v7jj_366kNumber
IEQ_ACHieq_achieq_achNumberPoints achieved in Indoor Environmental Quality
RP_ALLrp_allrp_allNumberPoints possible in Regional Priority
SS_ACHss_achss_achNumberPoints achieved in Sustainable Sites
Points Possiblepts_allpts_allNumberTotal points that are possible (based on the rating system)
CertifiedcertifiedcertifiedTextIndicates whether project was certified by green building rating program.
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