The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


BPAS Prerequisites

BPAS Prerequisites

New construction and major renovations (construction costs equal to 50% or more of existing building value) must:

  • Be constructed in compliance with a Baseline Green Building Certification;
  • Elevate the first habitable floor at least 1.5 feet above the minimum FEMA based flood level (except contributing structures within the historic district); and
  • Have a rainwater catchment system holding at least 1,000 gallons or 100% of new roof area in gallons, whichever is greater. One square foot of roof area = 1 gallon.

Minor renovations (construction costs less than 50% of existing building value) must:

  • Demonstrate water and energy use 15% below the Florida Building Code by providing a copy of the Energy and Water Baseline Report.