The Climate Resiliency Checklist (CRC) has been updated and moved to a new platform within the updated Article 80 Developer Portal. The CRC v3 updates include: a sharper focus on carbon reduction and performance indices, easier access to prior submissions, and allows multiple team member contributions.
All new and existing projects should complete the updated CRC survey within the Developer Portal and, when completed, export a PDF of the report to submit with their filings. After March 7, 2024, the IGBC will no longer accept online Google Form CRC submissions.
This PDF of the updated Climate Resiliency Checklist is for offline work only.
Article 37 Green Buildings & Climate Resiliency
Boston Zoning Code Article 37, Green Buildings (Article 37) and the Climate Resiliency Review Policy (Resiliency Policy) ensure that major building projects are planned, designed, constructed, and managed to minimize adverse environmental impacts; conserve natural resources; are resilient to climate change; promote a more sustainable city; and enhance the quality of life in Boston.
In support of the City's resiliency and carbon emissions reduction goals, including Carbon Neutral Boston 2050, projects are required to prepare a carbon neutral building assessment and include Zero Net Carbon strategies in their projects. Please review the Carbon Neutral Building Assessment and A37 Review Procedures and Submittal Requirements documents below for additional details.
Please utilize the Developer Portal to complete the updated Climate Resiliency Checklist, the Sea Level Rise - Flood Hazard Area mapping tool, and Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines in preparing Article 37 project filings.
All proposed projects subject to or electing to comply with Zoning Article 80B, Large Project Review are subject to the requirements of Zoning Article 37 and the Resiliency Policy.
Interagency Green Building Committee
Article 37 establishes the Interagency Green Building Committee (IGBC) to advise the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and Inspectional Services Department (ISD) on project compliance with the City's green building and climate resiliency policies and requirements. Compliance reviews occur at three project phases: Initial Filing/Pre Board Approval, Design Filing/Building Permit Issuance, and Construction Completion Filing/Certificate of Occupancy Issuance (see Review Procedures and Submittal Requirements). The BPDA and ISD rely on the IGBC’s review and advice for the approval of projects and the issuance of building and certificates of occupancy permits.
The following documents are provided to guide and assist Development Teams comply with these regulations and policies: