Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please note that visitors may not be added to in-person queues past 3:45 p.m.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

Green Building Priority Plan Review

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To promote green building practices, qualifying residential and commercial projects are eligible for the following benefits during the building plan review process:

  • Immediate plan assignment
  • An assigned county project manager to ensure smooth processing (commercial only)
  • Pre- and post-submission meetings if desired by the design team

Qualifying criteria include:

  • Compliance with the International Green Construction Code (IgCC)
  • Compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS ONLY (without Virginia Amendments)
  • LEED rating of silver or above Earthcraft select or premium status
  • Three to five “globes” under the Green Globes certification program
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Net Zero Energy Building
  • Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
  • National Green Building Standard

Submission documents must include verification of the LEED, IgCC, Earthcraft or Green Globe programs with corresponding checklists.

Additionally, self-reported projects may be eligible for recognition under the county’s Green Building Recognition Program. If you would like to participate, please contact us at or 703-324-5175, TTY 711.

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