AGENDA ITEM #10
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Expedited Bill 10-10, Buildings - Energy Efficiency
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy
Environment Committee recommendation:
Expedited Bill 10-10, Buildings
Repeal, sponsored by the Council
President at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on March 23, 2010. A public
hearing was held on April 13, at which 6 people testified (4, including the Executive, in support
of Bill 10-10 and 2 in opposition to Bill 10-10).
Bill 10-10 would repeal the requirement that certain residential buildings meet certain ENERGY
STAR standards; and generally amend the law relating to buildings, energy, and environmental
policy. The Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy
Environment Committee discussed Billl0
lOon April 28 in conjunction with a related item, Executive Regulation 26-09, Adoption of the
2009 International Building, Energy Conservation, Mechanical, Fuel-Gas, and Residential
Codes. Action on the proposed regulation is scheduled for earlier this morning (agenda item
The Council enacted Bill 30-07, Buildings Energy Efficiency on April 22, 2008. Bill 30-07
required certain covered buildings to meet the ENERGY STAR standard by January 1, 2010.
Bill 30-07 defined "covered building" as a newly constructed single family residential building
or a multi-family residential building that is not covered by the County Green Buildings Law or
is not eligible to earn an ENERGY STAR rating.
Bill 30-07 contained an uncodified provision which would delay the ENERGY STAR standard's
effective date from January 1 to April 1,2010, if: