Department of General
Building Design and Construction
Building Design and Construction (DBDC) is responsible for planning,
designing, and constructing Montgomery County's public buildings to
high performance standards while paying close attention to citizens'
input, environmental and economic concerns.
County, Division of Building
Construction is committed to providing leadership which will foster
conservation, protection and improvement of the environment by
planning, designing, constructing and maintaining buildings that are
energy efficient, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient.
April 25, 2006 a bill was
introduced, enacted Nov.
28, 2006 and become effective March 1, 2007 that requires the following
for County built or funded buildings:
at least a
LEED-certified rating, or the
equivalent, if its design is initially funded in the capital budget in
Fiscal Year 2008. If its design is initially funded in Fiscal Year 2009
or later, a County-built or -funded building must achieve a LEED-silver
or equivalent rating.
a County-built or -funded
building is not included
in the capital budget, the building must achieve a LEED-silver rating
or the equivalent if its building permit application is filed on or
after either one year after the Council approves the implementing
regulations; or September 1, 2008, whichever occurs
the regulations, please visit the Department
of Permitting Services.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Design) Green Building Rating System was developed by the United State
Green Buildings Council (USGBC).
It identifies criteria that
impact the energy and environmental characteristics of a building,
including sustainability of a site, water efficiency, energy
efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Quality Control and
Support Services Section monitors the quality control of the planning,
design and construction of County facilities. This Section also reviews
the schedule and cost components of each building project.
Section works with the internal County agencies to provide needed new
or renovated Facilities. This Section manages the planning and design
of new and/or renovated County facilities utilizing contracted
architects and engineers and oversees the construction of these
facilities by construction contractors
County Manual for Planning, Design, and Construction of Sustainable
Chart for DGS Building Design and Construction
of Building Design and Construction
- Department of General Services
11th floor, 101 Monroe Street Rockville MD 20850