T&EITEM2
March 24,2014
Worksession
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
Amanda Mihill, Legislative AttorneYr\Jn{\l
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Michael Faden, Senior Legislative
AtYo~;;y'
.
SUBJECT:
Worksession:
Bill 8-14, Buildings - County Buildings
Renewable Technology
Clean Energy
Bill 8-14, Buildings - County Buildings
Clean Energy Renewable Technology,
sponsored by Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, Riemer, Eirich, Andrews, and Navarro, was
introduced on January 28, 2014. A public hearing was held by the Committee on February 11.
At the hearing, a representative of the Executive expressed the Executive's general support for
the package of environmental initiatives (©19). Council staff will transmit any specific
comments on these bills from the Executive when they are received.
Bill 8-14 would require new or extensively remodeled county buildings to generate at
least 1 kilowatt of renewable energy for every 1,000 square feet of floor area. Current County
law does not set specific standards for the use of renewable technology in County buildings. Bill
8-14 was modeled after a recently-enacted Prince George's County law.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package (©8).
In
his January 14
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement for this Bill will be transmitted after March
17 (see ©7).
Executive Amendment
The Department of General Services submitted a proposed amendment attached at ©34.
The Department's amendment would:
• delete the substantive provision of Bill 8-14 that requires a contract to building or
extensively modify a County building to use clean renewable energy technology;
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• require the Executive to propose a Clean Energy Plan by a Method 1 Regulation that
would specify the amount of onsite clean energy to be installed on new or existing
County buildings; and
• require the Executive to set a target for clean energy installed on County facilities.
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Under Code §2A-15(t), a Method 1 regulation is not adopted until the Council approves
it.
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Other Issues for Committee Discussion
If the Committee does not support the amendment proposed by DGS, the Committee
should discuss these remaining issues.
Should Bill
8-14
be a mandate or goal?
The Montgomery County Chapter of the US
Green Building Council (USGBC) urged that the requirements of Bill
8-14
be a goal, not a
mandate. They argued that most buildings would not be able to meet this goal with other
building regulations and that the cost ratio of meeting the renewable requirement to the total
project cost is high. Council staff notes the cost limit in Bill
8-14,
generally speaking, is limited
to 2% of the total cost of the project. The County chapter of the USGBC is correct in that funds
for capital projects are limited and would compete with other County projects. This is a policy
consideration for the Committee. If the Committee shares similar concerns, one option would be
to provide a waiver mechanism where the Director could waive the clean renewable energy
technology requirement if the Director finds that including such technology would be cost
prohibitive.
8-14
would require a newly constructed or extensively remodeled county building
2
to generate at
least I kw of renewable energy for every
1,000
square feet of floor area. The American Institute
of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter assumed that the bill required that renewable energy be
provided by photovoltaic generation and urged that other on-site energy technologies should be
permitted. As drafted, "clean renewable energy technology" would encompass more than
photovoltaic generation. "Clean renewable energy technology" would be defined, in part, as "a
technology or system that uses geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water heating, wind
power, solar electricity generation, or solar thermal generation.
What type
0/
renewable energy technologies should be permitted?
As noted above, Bill
Should certain buildings be exempt/rom Bill8-14?
Maryland-National Capital Park and
Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) urged the Council to exempt small buildings and historic
buildings from the bill. Council staff is unsure why small buildings should automatically be
exempt from the clean technology requirements. If the improvements are not cost effective, or
exceed 2% of the cost of the project, clean energy technology would not be required. Regarding
historic buildings, there may be ways to incorporate clean energy technology while retaining the
historic nature of the building. Rather than exempting all historic structures from the bill,
Council staff suggests amending Bill
8-14
to allow the Director to waive the requirements if
clean energy technology cannot be incorporated while retaining the historic nature of the
building.
Implementation in County Agencies
M-NCPPC recommended the Council amend the
definition of "Director" to include either the Director of DGS or the Director of the agency
managing the covered building. M-NCPPC note that the Parks Department has County-financed
buildings on parkland, but DGS does not playa role managing or benchmarking the buildings.
Council staff clarifying amendments
Council staff recommends the following 2
amendments:
2
It
is not clear at this point if the County could apply Bill 8-14 to certain agencies such as Montgomery County
Public Schools; Council staff continues to research this issue.
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• On page 3, amend lines 31-37 to read:
require the use of
Any contract to build or extensively modify
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clean renewable energy technology. Except
provided in subsection
[[(hl]]
(£1
.;!
covered County building must have installed at
1
kilowatt of clean renewable
energy technology for every 1,000 square feet of gross floor area. This requirement
energy technology on or
may be met
Qy
using ground mounted clean
directly adjacent to the building lot
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• On page 4-5, amend lines 85-86 to read:
[[W11
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The Department must submit an annual report to the County Council and
County Executive
Qy
April
1
each year describing:
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the added clean renewable energy technology generation
Qy
each project;
the revenues and expenditures of each project;
each project supported
Qy
the Program;
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the annual savings to the County's utility costs from each supported
project.
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Circle #
This packet contains:
1
Bill 8-14
Legislative Request Report
6
OMB and Finance Memo
7
8
Memorandum from Councilmember Berliner
Select correspondence
10
American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter
16
USGBC-NCR Montgomery County Branch
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County Executive
20
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
34
Dept. of General Services amendment
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Bill No.
8-14
Concerning: Buildings
County
Buildings - Clean Energy Renewable
Technology
Draft No. 1
Revised:
12/12/2013
Introduced:
January 28, 2014
Expires:
July 28, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _N'-'-o=n.:..::e=--_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, Riemer, EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(2)
require use of certain clean energy renewable technology in the construction or
extensive modification of certain County buildings;
require the Director of the Department of General Services to conduct a clean
renewable energy technology project feasibility assessment on certain County
buildings; and
generally amend County law regarding building, energy, and environmental policy.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 8, Buildings
Article VIII, Clean Renewable Energy Technology
Sections 8-54, 8-55, 8-56, 8-57, 8-58
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Bill No. 8-14
1
Sec.
1.
Article
VIII
(Sections 8-54, 8-55, 8-56, 8-57, 8-58) is added to
Chapter 8 as follows:
Article VIII. Clean Renewable Energy Technology.
8-54. Definitions.
In this Article, the following words have the meanings indicated:
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3
4
5
6
7
Clean renewable energy technology
means
f!
technology or system that uses
geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water heating, wind power, solar
electricity generation, or solar thermal generation.
Clean renewable energy
8
9
technology
includes passive solar energy generation that reduces energy use
from other sources
by
at least20%.
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11
Cost e{fective
means where the cost of installing clean renewable energy
technology on
f!
covered County building is not projected to exceed the
projected cost savings of the installation within the first
li
years after the
installation of the technology begins.
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15
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County building
means any building for which the County government
finances at least 30% of the cost of:
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18
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construction, for
f!
newly constructed building; or
modification, for
f!
building that is extensively modified.
19
20
Covered County building
means
f!
newly constructed or extensively
modified County bUilding.
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25
Department
means the Department of General Services.
Director
means the Director of the Department or the Director's designee.
Extensively modifY or modified
refers to any structural modification which
alters more than 50% of
f!
building's gross floor area, as shown on an
application for
f!
building permit.
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27
Projected total cost
means the estimated cost required to construct or
renovate
f!
building, including any building system, interior finish, site
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Bill No. 8-14
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infrastructure, connection to any existing utility, landscaping, and sidewalk
and parking lot built for the immediate use of occupants of the building.
8-55. Clean energy renewable technology required.
30
31
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Any contract to build or extensively modify
£!
County building must
require the use of clean renewable energy technology.
provided in subsection
Except as
32
33
ili1
£!
covered County building must have
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35
36
37
38
installed at least
1
kilowatt of clean renewable energy technology for
every 1,000 square feet of gross floor area. This requirement may be
met
Qy
using ground mounted clean renewable energy technology on
or directly adjacent to the building lot.
®
Each appropriation to build or extensively modify
£!
County building
must include an additional amount of 2% to the projected total cost
funded
Qy
the County, as shown in the project description form,
subject to subsection
@
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40
41
42
(£)
The Director must limit the size of the clean renewable energy
technology installation if the initial cost of the installation is projected
to exceed 2% of the projected total cost of the new building or
renovation. However, if the Director transfers expenditures to the
project under subsection (£!1 the initial cost of the installation must not
exceed 4% of the projected total cost.
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44
45
46
47
48
49
50
8-56. Project feasibility assessment.
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The Director must perform
£!
feasibility assessment to find whether
£!
covered County building can be retrofitted cost effectively to include
clean renewable energy technology. The Director may consider other
factors, including:
51
52
53
54
ill
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the cost to the County;
any safety or security issue;
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Bill No. 8-14
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60
ill
ill
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®
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ill
(hl
any cost savings from the installation;
any clean energy job creation;
the clean renewable energy technology capacity of the building;
environmental benefits;
the technological feasibility of
f!
retrofit; and
applicable zoning requirements.
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62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
If the Director finds that installing clean renewable energy technology
on
f!
covered County building would not be cost effective, the Director
must transfer expenditures from the covered County building project
equivalent to 2% of the projected total cost for use in another
applicable project, unless no applicable project is approved in the
Capital Improvement Program. The County Council must approve
any fund transfer between projects under this Section
by
resolution.
8-57. Alternative financing.
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An alternative financing arrangement which allows leveraging of
federal, state, utility, and other incentives, including any grant, lease­
purchase agreement, power purchase agreement, or energy savings
performance contract, may meet the clean renewable energy
technology requirement under this Article.
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71
72
73
74
(hl
The purchase of Renewable Energy Credits does not meet the clean
renewable energy technology requirement under this Article.
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76
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8-58. Administration; reporting.
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The Department must administer this Article using accepted principles
of sound accounting and fiscal management.
The Department must submit an annual report to the County Council
and County Executive
by
April
1
each year describing:
79
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the added clean renewable energy technology generation
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each project;
the revenues and expenditures of each project;
each project supported
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the Program; and
the annual savings to the County's utility costs from each
supported project.
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85
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Sec. 2.
Effective date.
Article VIII, inserted by Section 1 of this Act,
applies to each new or major renovation public building project for which an
application for a building permit is filed on or after January 1,2014.
Approved:
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Craig L. Rice, President, County Council
Approved:
Date
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Date
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 8-14
Buildings
-
County Buildings Clean Energy Renewable Technology
DESCRIPTION:
Would require new or extensively remodeled county buildings, to
generate at least 1 kilowatt of renewable energy for every 1,000
square feet of floor area.
Current County law does not set specific standards for the use of
renewable technology in County buildings/
To achieve greater use of clean renewable technology
in
the
construction or extensive modification of County buildings.
Department of General Services, Office of Management and Budget
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, 240-777-7815
To be researched.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMP ACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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ROCK'",TLtE.
i\lARYLl\ND
MEtv10RANDUlv1
February 5, 2014
TO:
FROM:
Rice, r'sident, County Council
Jennifer A.
of Management
and Budget
Joseph
F.
Bene
l,
D~epartment
of Finance
\j
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Bill
14, Environmetltai
Sustainabiiity - Buildings .... Benchmarking
~4~ ,~~. r~,.9ftlce
SUBJECTS:
Bill 3-14, Buildings ..... Energy Efficiency·· Energy Standards
Bill 4-14. Street
and
Roads .... County Street Lights
Bill 5-14. Environmental
Sustainability ... Social
Cost of Carbon
Assessments
Bill 6-14,
Environmental
Sllstainability - Office of SustainabiJity - Established
Bill 7-14,
Contracts
and
Procurement -
Certified Green Business Program
Bill 8-l4,
Buildings-
County Buildings ..... Clean Energy
Renewahle
Technology
Bill
9-14, Environmenta I Sust:iinability --
Renewable
Energy County Purchase
Bill 10-14,
Buitdings-
Solar Permits·-
Exp..;:dited
Review
Bill I
J
-14, Buildings .... Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits
~
Expedited
Revievv
As required by Section 2-8l A of the County Code, 'Ne are
infhnn
ing you that transmittal of
the
fisl~al
and econornic
impacf
statements for the above referenced legisllltion
will
be delayed
because more
time is needed
to
coordinate with the
affected
depaJiments,
coUeet
information,
and
complete our analysis of
the fiscal
and economic impacts. While we are not able to conduct the
required detailed analyses at this time,
it
is clear that a number of these bills could have significant
fiscal impacts.
Due to this year's heavy workload
011
Executive branch staff in developing both a full capital
budget and an operating budget, the fiscal and economic statements will be transmitted after March
17,2014.
JAH:ti:
cc:
Bonnie
Kirkland, Assistant
Chief
Administrative Officer
Lisa
Austin, Offices of the County Executive
Joy
NunnL
Assistant to the County
Executive
Patrick
Lacefidd, [)irccror. Public Information Ot1ice
Marc P. Hansen, Office of the County Attorney
Robert
Dcpi'lrtrnent of Finance
David
Platt.
Departmellt of
Finance
Alex [spinosa, Office of Management and Budget
Mary Beck, Office
Management and Budget
NaeemMia, Oft1ce of Management and
Budget
Felicia
Office of
Management and Budget
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY cbuNOL
Roqa~
B6RLil'll!.k
COUNe II.MEMBER
DI.n~lcr
CHAJ&~fAN
TltANSrOITT ArmN.
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EN~jIlO~MS/llT
COMMITTEE.
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Janum'y
14,201:4
Ocat
Colleagues,.
Next
week.
I 'Will
be
introducing a
pacnac.
of 13
energy/enviroMlental.~
that
are
dcsipe4
to
~
that
Montlomet'y
cOUDty
remainS
at
the.
sustaioabDit)'
forefront.
1 would
be
pleased
to
have you
C08p01l8Ol'
sontC'
or
~
of
these.measures·
These:
me.asuta focus on renewable
energy.
energy
!rllideucy,
lniDSpOrtation.
and
gov-munent
..-i:QUDtability.
I
have aJtacbcda
fact
sbett
that
alva _
b.riefdescriptioll
of
each
ofthem.
and
o(course would
be
happy
tn
di~.uss
any
of
them
in
greater
detail
should
you
ha",'e question!!.
I
was
inspired
by
our
COUDcirs
decision t9 assert ill
leadershfp
in
the context of
reducing
tbe:
gap
iIi
~C'
disp;ttities
by
passing
a
local
mi~um
wage:
law.
I
yhink
all
of us 8pPteCiare
lh4t
the
federal
g.ovcrnment
has
bc(;ome so
dysfunctional
that
we
C.-Ill
expect little
progreS$
on
m.any
ofthc issues
we
care
deq)ly
about.
Indeed,
BfUCc
K~
of
Brookings
n:cently
described
Ute
fedeRII
government
as
II
"'lm'~
bealth
insuraru:e
company
With
aniUmy....
Sis
thesis,.
whU::h. I
shlll"e.
is that our governing
paradiam
has
shifted (tom IttopdoWD Jed
by
the federal IJOvernment
to
a bottom·uplt.-d
by
local
governments
like:
Ouo- .
1 say
alJ
of
this because
we:
need
to
do
mor~
ifwe
ate
toaddn:ss clJnuttc cba:nle.
It
is
obviously not a
hoax aud
~'C
know
wbal
we
need
to
do to addR:S:S
fl.
We need to usc
less
enc:fgy
and c1eanc,r
energy.
Period. Thiapackaae of bills
is
taken in
many
imQncc:s
trom
what o(bc::r
l~pgjurisdictiOll$IIlC
doing-
from
Chicago
to
~~e
to
Cafifomia
and New York
states.
They,an:
a mixofleadi.a&
b)'
example,.
rewarding
green .
busineZiSCS,
supporting
marltet
forces,
adopting
mQ1'e
exacting
standards.
and bolding
our
countygovc:mmcnt
a~tability.
Holding
oW'Selvcs
accountable: is
important.
Wh.CS1
the
Council
passed
a.similar
paCkage in
2008.
\1o'e
tasked
a
S~ainability
Working
Omup
with
the
principle
responsibility for
auidinB
our COWJty
to
achieve our
fmmalp
of
red~n.8
greeru,tousc
gas t.'missions
by 80
percent
by
2050. It
is time now lO-make this a
core
government
STa.lA
B.
wwe
CPftCE
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P.«IQ11W,
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S.inability within
O:~:p
wllQ&e prindpal
raponsibility
will
be
to
monitor
bowwc
art
doilli
and
to
be.lp
develop the pofic:iesand
pr3dice,s
th~~
will get us
to
~
we need
to
be,
I'CsponsibUitYr
aodthis
pacbse.!ncludc~ a~easW"C
that
win
create
llDotli~
(It
r
hope
you
will
join me
in
IliIlking sure
Moomomery
Count)'
bunUsbes
its
reputation
3$
II
cQmmunity
that
embnaces sustairutbility at our cote,.
Sincerely~
(f)
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AIA Potomac
Valley
A Chapter of the American Instftute of Architects
Date:
To:
February 11, 2014
Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen, Hans Reimer
Montgomery County Council, Transportation and Energy Committee Members
American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter
February 11, 2014, Public Hearing on Proposed Environmental and Energy Bills
From:
Subject:
The local American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter (AIA-PV) is writing to provide comment
on proposed environmental, sustainability, green building and energy legislation that is summarized in
Attachment A.
Throughout 2013, the AIA-PV has been working to assist the Department of Permitting Services by
providing multi-disciplinary expert review and comment on green building codes that the county is
considering adopting. We have submitted detailed comments to the Department and urged them to
proceed slowly and cautiously in order to give design professionals, builders, and owners time to acclimate
to the requirements, especially criteria that have the potential to slow economic development in the county.
We advise you to do the same before moving forward to adopt new or revised environmental and energy
legislation.
In addition, we advise you to seek green building
code solutions
that are effective industry-standard tools
to achieve your goals and avoid regulations that make development more time consuming and confusing.
Sincerely,
Eileen Emmet, AlA, IgCC Task Force Co-Chair, eemmet.aia@gmail.com
William (Bill) LeRoy, AlA, IgCC Task Force Co-Chair, wI70@icloud.com
cc:
Loreen Arnold, AIA-PV President 2014, larnold@ktgy.com
Scott Knudson, AlA; AIA-PV Past-President 2013, sdgknudson@qmail.com
Ralph Bennett, AIA-PV, IgCC Task Force, ralph@bfmarch.com
Dan Coffey, AIA-PV, IgCC Task Force, dcoffey@therrienwaddell.com
Attachment
A:
AIA-PV July 30,2013 IgCC Executive Summary
Attachment B: AIA-PV Feb. 4, 2014 Letter to Diane Schwartz-Jones w/AIA-PV Executive Summary
7.30.2013
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AlA Potomac
Valley
A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Attachment A
2-14: Benchmarking
Benchmarking typically means a baseline against which performance is measured. Reporting for a year is
required here (reasonable given seasonal variation) using Portfolio Manager (appropriate), but continuing
energy reporting is inevitable and could be addressed by the legislation.
3-14: Building Energy Efficiency - Countywide
The County adopted the International Energy Conservation Code in 2013. This proposal refers to other
energy codes included in'LEED, and its impact should be assessed. Assumedly, the law intends to include
LEED v.3; it should specify since v.4 is more stringent. LEED addresses many more issues than energy; if
energy is the concern, it may be better to use energy codes.
4-14: County Street Lights
The assumed purpose is to reduce energy costs while maintaining appropriate lighting levels. LEED may
not be, and is not the only answer here. So energy performance of possible alternatives should be
addressed.
5-14: Social Costs of Carbon
Good intention - Many sectors of the economy exist only by shedding externality costs onto others. This
also addresses the equity leg of the three-legged stool of sustainability.
Metrics here are new, unevenly available, and contentious. As long as the measurements are for
information and not used to penalize or qualify projects, this may be a useful window into real sustainability.
6-14: Office of Sustainability
Parallels such agencies elsewhere - their success should be studied before full commitment. Full inclusion
of appropriate agencies should be mandated - turf wars are inherent in the placement of such an agency
within DEP. Implementation expertise is in permitting. Consider attaching to the Executive.
7-14: Certified Green Business Program
Which Certification will DEP use? Without this, it is difficult to know what the impact will be. The procedures
included for selection of a system or systems will take a year, at least.
8-14: County Buildings, Renewable Energy Technology
This assumes that all county buildings can feasibly provide 1kw/1 000 sf by photovoltaic generation. This
may not be feasible for all buildings - offsets and other on-site energy technologies should be permitted
including ground source heat pumps which LEED does not recognize as on-site energy. Renewable Energy
Credits be clarified in lieu of 'Offsets.'
9-14: Renewable Energy Purchase: 50% by next year; 100% by 2020
Assumedly, this addresses County government's energy use. Will this extend to quasi-government
agencies like HOC? Do they know about this?
10-14: Expedited Review of Solar Permits; 50% permit fee reduction.
Good idea.
11-14: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits; 50% permit fee reduction
Good idea.
12-14: County Employee Telecommuting
Good idea.
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AlA
Potomac Valley
A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
ATTACHMENT A
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
AIA-PV Igee Task Force
July 30, 2013
Start Small:
There are many reasons to start small and expand with subsequent revision cycles. This allows time for the
industry to come to grips with the new requirements of green codes. It also allows the opportunity to gather
real data on the costs and benefits of its implementation.
Montgomery County has diverse building types in urban, suburban and rural settings therefore allowing
alternative compliance paths is helpful and necessary to address these varying conditions.
One method for a phased approach is to make compliance optional and create incentives for complying
with the code. Incentives can take the form of tax breaks, expedited permitting, or reduced permitting fees.
Another method is to make the most demanding requirements electives and specify a minimum number
required. This also provides the opportunity to collect real world data. There is still skepticism about the
business model for green building and energy efficient operational directives. Carefully crafted electives
and pilot studies can help address that issue. This is the approach taken in the PV-Task Force's detailed
recommendations in Attachment B.
Administrative Provisions:
The manner in which the DPS will manage review of projects under the green code is critical to its success.
The PV-TF recommends that the DPS create standard forms, templates, and electronic submission
protocols and have them in place on the date of adoption in order to administer the requirements in an
efficient and effective manner. The requirements of the code also indicate a need for additional DPS
review staff to avoid lengthening already long review times. DPS staff will need to be educated and fluent
in the code criteria of several compliance paths because alternative compliance paths will have the best
chance of a successful implementation process.
Jurisdictional Requirements:
Chapter 3 Jurisdictional Requirement 301.1.1. Scope Application: The task force recommends retaining
the option of IgCC
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ASHRAE 189.1 compliance paths, thus retaining maximum flexibility for the design
team to choose the compliance path applicable to the building type and location. The task force further
recommends that LEED Silver should be allowed as an alternative, non-mandatory, compliance path,
because it has an established format, method of compliance, and documentation templates.
Electives:
Table 302.1, Requirements Determined by the Jurisdiction: The task force recommends striking the
adoption of Table 302.1, the list of 22 additional requirements to be designated by the AHJ. The group
feels that the overall number of electives required should apply to the entire code with some exceptions as
noted in the Detailed Chapter Analysis and Recommendations.
Flexibility for the applicant is important. For new construction, 20% of electives are a reasonable number if
the credits are spread among a minimum of four chapter categories. For existing buildings, 15% of
electives are a reasonable number if the credits are spread among a minimum of two chapter categories.
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Square Footage (SF) Size Thresholds:
Across-the-board square-footage size requirements will make adoption of the IgCC a hardship for many
project types. The recommendation is to scale the SF thresholds based on the industry standards for type
of use and energy use because the variables fall into three categories: a) applicability of the code, b)
mechanical systems, and 3) envelope design. This will take more time to analyze and the PV-Task Force
can assist the DPS to better define these thresholds.
Adoption in Other Jurisdictions:
While the scope of regional adoption of the IgCC was not a primary task for the PV-Task Force, the group
notes the following observations in regard to green code adoption in the region:
Baltimore City Adoption
• In Baltimore City all newly constructed, extensively modified buildings that have or will have at least
10,000 square feet must be LEED-Silver certified or comply with the Baltimore City Green Building
Standards (a LEED-like standard).
• Baltimore City is soon to introduce legislation expanding the options for building owners to select
from a menu such that a project can be: LEED-Silver certified, or complies with the IgCC, or meets
the ASH RAE 189.1 standard, or satisfies Enterprise Green Communities requirements, or
complies with ICC 700. (This menu approach is similar to what DC is moving to.)
• The menu approach under legislative consideration will amend the existing Baltimore City Green
Building Law whereby the listed options may be available in
4th
quarter 2013 and the existing
city-drafted regulatory alternative to LEED will remain available until June 1,2015.
• The only real controversy in proposed legislation has been about the definitions for modified (I.e.
the threshold for renovated buildings) structures and in the newly proposed code nearly all
renovations will have to comply with the law.
Washington, D.C.
• Although typically slower than Maryland in adopting new code cycles, DC includes stakeholders in
the process of code adoption. In the case of the IgCC, to date the input seems to be a great
success.
• DC is considered a national green building leader. Green building standards there do not seem to
be a deterrent to development.
• De has adopted a modified approach to Igee adoption. They moved many items to the Appendix
section and recommended 15 credits be achieved, in any category, from 75 credit options.
• DC is more urban than Montgomery County, yet has several paths to compliance: IgCC, ASHRAE
189.1, LEED, and Enterprise Green Communities
Virginia Adoption
Adoption of the IgCC does not seem imminent. In conversations with VA officials, one of the main
issues in adopting the IgCC is related to the land use, zoning, related impact the overlay code might
have. Since the state of Virginia sets building codes, without local amendments, the IgCC might be
considered too difficult to implement with such a diverse landscape, the officials stated that they do
not plan to adopt at this time. If less restrictive to permit there, it could be perceived as an economic
disadvantage to build or renovate in Montgomery County.
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Valley
A Chapter of the American Institute 01 Architects
February 4,2014
Ms. Diane Schwartz-Jones, Director
Department of Permitting Services
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 208504166
Dear Ms. Schwartz-Jones,
Copy via email to diane.jones@montgomerycountymd.gov
Re: AlA-Potomac Valley Chapter, IgCC/ASHRAE 189.1 Task Force Recommendations
On July 30, 2013, the AlA-Potomac Valley Chapter (AIA-PV) submitted recommendations to you in regard
to possible adoption of the International Green Construction Code (lgCC). As you know, the AIA-PV has a
task force group who has been working together on this subject matter for some time. The group is
comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of design professionals: architects, engineers, a
developerllandscape architect, a builder, and others.
This letter provides supplemental information that responds to your staff's request that our group also
review and make recommendations in regard to possible adoption of the ANSIIASHRAE/USGBCIIES
Standard 189.1-2011 -- Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, Except Low-rise
Residential Buildings (also referred to as ASHRAE 189.1, 2011. ASHRAE 189.1 Is an alternative means
of compliance incorporated into the IgCC 2012 codebook. We hope this additional information meets your
needs:
As mentioned in our July 30, 2013 letter, the AIA-PV group still recommends that Montgomery County:
• Refer to our July 30, 2013 Executive Summary (Attachment A) and detailed recommendations
previously submitted
• Proceed slowly and cautiously in order to give design professionals, builders, and owner's time to
acclimate to the requirements, especially criteria that have the potential to slow economic
development in the county while other nearby jurisdictions are taking a measured approach or not
yet shifting to these codes.
• Adopt the IgCC and alternative compliance paths (including ASH RAE 189.1) and do away with the
current Montgomery County Green Building Law.
In addition, we recommend you create an industry advisory panel to make a solid implementation plan with
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). We feel this is important because most of the details
and issues to implement the County Council's proposed green building legislation are at the direction and
responsibility of the Director of DEP and because those legislations overlap with requirements in green
building codes that DPS is proposing.
The following items in Attachment B summarize the detailed analysis and recommendations of the
AIA-PV-Task Force in regard to ASHRAE 189.1*:
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section
5, Site Sustainability
6, Water Use Efficiency
7, Energy Efficiency
8, Indoor Environmental Quality
9, The Building's Impact on the Atmosphere, Materials, and Resources
10, Construciton and Plans for Operation
*
Unlike the IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1 does not have a chapter for historic and existing buildings so
comments on those building types have been incorporated into each section's recommendations.
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A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Once you have had a chance to review our recommendations, the PV-Task Force members would be
pleased to meet with you in person to answer questions, clarify our recommendations, or address any item
of interest thatwe may have overlooked. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to assist you.
Sincerely,
Scott Knudson, AlA; AtA-PV Past-President 2013, sdqknudson@gmail.com
Eileen Emmet, AlA, IgCC Task Force Co-Chair, eemmet.aia@gmail.com
William (Bill) LeRoy, AlA, IgCC Task Force Co-Chair, wI70@icloud.com
Attachment A: AIA-PV July 30,2013 IgCC Executive Summary
Attachment B: AIA-PV ASH RAE 189.1 Recommendations
cc DPS: Hadi Mansouri, hadLmansouri@montgomerycountymd.gov,
Mark Nauman, mark.nauman@montgomerycountymd.gov
Hemal Mustafa, hemal.mustafa@montgomerycountymd.gov
Cc: IgCC/ASHRAE 189.1 Task Force Members:
Ralph Bennett, AlA; Bennett, Frank, McCarthy Architects
Bruce Blanchard, Senior Consultant, Polysonics Acoustics
&
Technology Consulting
Daniel Coffey, Vice President, Therrien Waddell, Inc., Chairman USGBC-NCR, Montgomery County
Chapter
Stephen Kirk, International Code Council, Associate Member
Suketu Patel AlA LEED AP BD+C; President, Integrated Design Studio LLC
Kirill Pivovarov, AlA, LEED AP; Principal, RTKL Associates Inc.
Steven Schwartzman, AlA, LEED AP; Associate Principal, WDG ARCHITECTURE
Geoff Sharpe, ASLA
Catherine E. Sheehan, AlA, LEED AP
Adam Spatz, PE, LEED AP; Senior Mechanical Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Paul Tseng, PE, CxAP, CPMP, CMVP CEM, LEED AP; President, Founder, Advanced Building Performance
Amy Upton, LEED AP BD+C; Director of Environmental Design, Senior Associate, Grimm + Parker
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Montgomery County
Finding ways to better share monthly aggregated energy data with building owners/operators is
critical to understanding and improving building performance across our region. But it's easier
said than done, since it requires cooperation among industry stakeholders. On October 30, the
USGBC-NCR Montgomery County Branch convened a group of local stakeholders, including
building owners, utilities, governments and advocacy groups, to discuss ways to improve the
flow of building data in Montgomery County,
MD.
There are several structural constraints and obstacles that prevent utilities from providing
actionable energy data to building owners.
In
many cases, utilities across the country do not have
the technical infrastructure or staff resources in place to provide aggregate energy usage data to
building owners. However, building owner$ have market-established tools at their disposal, like
the Environmental Protection Agency's Ponfolio Manager, which they can use to track building
performance. Additionally, utilities must meet rules and regulations of state public utility
commissions, which can unintentionally create additional barriers to how utilities are able to
share data. Many of these restrictions are related to privacy concerns associated with sharing
individual tenant data.
The Montgomery County Energy Summit, sponsored by the JBG Companies, Pepco and Boland,
brought experts together to discuss the barriers and explore solutions for improving access to
aggregated energy building data. Access to this critical data will empower building owners to
make smarter energy decisions and better enable benchmarking of public and commercial
properties, ultimately helping improve performance and reduce energy usage. The summit
brought together local utilities and commercial real estate owners and operators, including local
staff from Pepco, Baltimore Gas
&
Electric, The Tower Companies, Brandywine Realty Trust,
Akridge, and First Potomac. Additionally, the summit drew several Maryland state and
Montgomery County officials and local advocacy groups to discuss the current barriers to
sharing energy data and opportunities to improve this process.
Dialogues like the one in Montgomery County show that private sector stakeholders can have a
unified voice in support of improved data sharing policies. While the County is considering a
benchmarking and disclosure law, USGBC-NCR's Montgomery County Branch believes
proactive conversations on data access between all interested parties is the most effective way to
ensure cooperation and the establishment of best practices in pursuit of energy efficiency.
For that reason, the Branch has formed a working group to continue discussing opportunities to
improve access to utility data. For more information on becoming part ofthe group, please
contact us.
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ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS (2-14 THROUGH 14-14) RESPONSES:
The USGBC NCR Montgomery County Branch has had the opportunity to review the packet of energy and
environmental measures proposed by Couneilmember Roger Berliner and many of his colleagues.
We believe revised language within the thirteen proposed bills is required to provide clarity, using lessons
learned from other jurisdictions, which have hastily adopted legislation without fully understanding the fiscal
impact or administrative barriers. Over time those jurisdictions have been forced to correct issues and have
consequently wasted resources, while frustrating residents and businesses. While some of the proposed
legislation may have a small impact, others might have a much larger price tag.
The true impact on Montgomery County for implementing the proposed legislation should be assessed taking
into account the diversity of our county. We have environments that range from urban to rural. The future
plans for growth incorporating recommendations from organizations and agencies such as USGBC, Maryland
Energy Administration (IVIEA), Department of Energy (DOE), and many others that are well versed in these
issues. We recommend the County Couneil allow time for discernment and discussion of concerns among its
stakeholders prior to taking a position on these bills.
In regards to the specific proposed bills we have the following comments:
Bill 2-14 - Environmental Sustainability - Buildings - Benchmarking.
The USGBC NCR Montgomery County Branch had an Energy Data Sharing Summit in October 2013 to discuss
this issue with many key stakeholders like County, State, and Federal Agencies, utilities, property owners,
technical experts, other local jurisdictions, and industry professionals. Through this forum we have identified
the following issues to be addressed prior to implementing required benchmarking of buildings in our county:
• Benchmarking requirements should first apply to County owned and leased buildings and the information
should be publically available. Once the county can show they have worked through administrative issues
then it would be appropriate to roll out to the private sector.
• Energy auditing and retro commissioning is expensive and the industry does not have a pool of adequately
trained professionals to fulfill this requirement. However,new data access
&
analysis technology will
reduce the cost of audits and retro commissioning and faeilitate ongoing virtual building performance
monitoring.
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• Data provided by the utility companies must be in a clear and consistent format and be flexible to allow for
automatic uploading to uniform platform such as ENERGY STAR, DOE/ASH RAE smart meter interfaces, etc.
• The benefits to data access are known by the industry and the first step is getting the needed data from
the utilities. Utility commissions and elected officials should coordinate on data access so that utilities and
building owners have clarity on how data should be tracked and presented to eliminate privacy concerns
and still provide usable data to owners. Condo communities with one master meter are common in the
County. Enhanced access to meter data would be helpful, but many have expressed interest in cost
effective solutions to sub-metering.
• Pepco is currently aware of this issue and is providing aggregated data, directly uploaded to ENERGY STAR
in the District of Columbia, following the Sustainable DC II Legislation.
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The key findings regarding
Bili
2-14 is there will be a fiscal impact for businesses in terms of benchmarking and
the required energy audit. The cost to property owners should be assessed and determined ifthe financial
burden is reasonable prior to passage of the bill. There may be opportunities for incentives to help with
implementation for small businesses in our county. They have not taken advantage of existing state incentive
dollars due to a distrust of the current program. This is attributed to the complexity of the process and
experiences of other business owners where misinformation and errors have increased cost instead of saving
money.
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy Efficiency - Energy Standards
• The bill should focus on moving toward a sustainability code solution like the IgCC or ASHRE 189.1 with
modifications to coordinate with current codes and regulations.
• Offering a multiple compliance path option between LEED V3, IgCC, or ASHRE 189.1 should be allowed
until the codes have been better coordinated.
• Significant issues have arisen in jurisdictions where new codes conflicted with existing regulations.
• The County should conduct an industry impact study to fully understand the economic impact to
businesses, our community and county agencies. The intent of this regulation should show a leadership
path for a successful sustainable future.
Bill 4-14 Streets and Roads - County Street Lights
• The county should allow an appropriate engineering solution for each location, along with Life Cycle
Assessment, to determine the most effective lighting solution in lieu of a straight LED requirement.
• This alternative allows for site specific engineering solutions, for location effectiveness and efficiency, not
merely complying with a regulatory requirement.
• Lighting technology is conSistently changing and any legislation should be adaptable to the future changes.
Bill 8-14 Buildings - County Buildings - Clean Energy Renewables
• This bill should be a goal; not a mandate. A better solution is to consider the life cycle cost
effectiveness of this requirement and how it would be implemented by county capital construction
and operated and maintained by the county staff.
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Most buildings will not be able to meet this goal along with other building regulations; such as storm
water management, HVAC systems, etc.
• Long term monitoring and maintenance of these systems is challenging and there is a high risk of
failure.
• The cost ratio of meeting the renewable requirements to the total project cost is very high and
competes with overall county efforts to limit capital building spending, posing financial problems for
many county projects.
• County agencies have experience with Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) where a private entity owns
and operates much larger systems. Although this has met with some success, the current PPA financial
climate has made building size systems less than attractive to PPA providers.
An alternative compliance path may be to allow purchasing renewable energy credits (REC}, which are
currently available and comply with the current legislated mandate. The county agencies are currently
required to purchase at least 20% of their annual electrical load in REC's.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on these bills. We may have further comments as additional
discussions and comments identify other impacts.
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TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY PACKAGE
Bills 2.14, 3-14, 4-14, 5-14, 6-14,7·14, 8·14,9-14,10-14,11-14,12-14
February 11, 2014
Good evening Council President Rice and members of the County Council. My name is Bonnie
Kirkland and I am pleased to be here on behalf of County Executive Isiah Leggett to testify on
the package of environmental and sustainability measures introduced on February 4, 2014 by
Councilmember Berliner and others.
Mr.
Leggett supports Councilmember Berliner's initiative
and the Council's efforts to address the need for more sustainable development in Montgomery
County. Following up on recommendations from the Sustainability Workgroup, this package of
renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability measures will take the County to the next
level of environmental excellence.
Sustainable development has been defined as meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet' their own needs.
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The path forward
requires understanding and planning: understanding how existing buildings perfonn and how
planned buildings are expected to perfohn; and designing buildings and other infrastructure that
reduce materials consumption, reuse materials, reduce energy consumption and maximize the
use of renewable resources.
County Executive Leggett recognizes that the path forward will involve substantial change and
commitment on the part of both the public sector and the private sector. He is committed to
working with the Council on this package during the coming weeks to develop the most
progressive and reasonable legislation achievable that will balance both the compelling need to
achieve sustainable development and the budgetary realities faced by the County and our local
businesses to fully implement the approved changes the legislative package requires.
Stewardship for future generations has been a cornerstone of
Mr.
Leggett's Smart Growth
Initiative in tenns of planning for future growth at appropriate transit oriented locations. The
County Executive applauds Councilmember Berliner's and the sponsoring council members'
vision and recognition of the need for stewardship of our precious resources for future
generations.
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International Institute for Sustainable Development quoting from the World Commission on Environment and
Development (WCED).
Our common future.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987 p. 43.
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March 12, 2014
Ms. Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
Montgomery County Council
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20805
RE: County Council Bills on Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Dear Ms. Mihill,
Thank you for the opportunity to review and comment on the 13 County Council Bills for Sustainability
and Energy Conservation.
I have attached a copy of our own Sustainability Practice 6-40 for your information. M-NCPPC and the
Department of Parks are committed to environmental stewardship. Our organization has employed
energy conservation measures in many of our parks, facilities and operations over the past several
years. These measures include building temperature control, high efficiency HVAC units, low
consumption lighting and an aggressive recycling program. I am proud of our staff and their
achievements in reducing the environmental footprint of our extensive operations. The attached
Practice 6-40 provides documentation of our commitment to these important issues. We also provide
cost savings data in an annual energy conservation report available to the County CounCil, and our
progress has been significant.
For clarification on the pending legislation, please consider the following questions and comments:
2-14
• If we own land, but not buildings, will benchmarking be provided by building owners? For example,
aquatic centers or community centers located on park property might be affected .
• Does the benchmarking apply to buildings that are to be demolished within 4 years?
8-14
• We recommend that historic buildings as well as small buildings, such as restroom buildings and
storage sheds, be exempt. Language to define limits on the size or purpose of the buildings affected
is strongly recommended.
• If there are several buildings in a facility, would the requirements apply to every building contained
within the facility? A definition of "facility" may be required here .
• If the cost of renewable energy exceeds 2% of the total construction cost, funding equivalent to 2% of
the cost may be transferred to another project. Does it mean a project that has qualified renewable
energy cost can help other projects to be exempt? If
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do we need to identify which?
• We are concerned about the definition of "Director" in the definitions section ofthis bill. Currently,
we have many county-financed structures (generally as a result of G.O. bonds) on parkland, and the
DGS Director currently has no role in managing or benchmarking such structures. We recommend
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clarifying language that the "Director" means the DGS Director OR the Director of the agency
managing the affected property.
Please keep in mind the Parks infrastructure is quite complex, including many structures that do not fit
the traditional definition of office building or warehouse structure. We also have hundreds of aged and
often historic buildings, small service buildings, structures or buildings of varying sizes in remote or
constrained locations, and a variety of other specialized facilities. Broad-based legislation that could
include all of these could ultimately impact us significantly in the benchmarking process. We request
clarification regarding the total impact some portions of this legislation may have on such facilities.
Suggested amendments are attached for your consideration.
Overall, we are encouraged by Councilmember Berliner's goals to advance sustainability in buildings
and operations. Such conservation is a core mission of the Department of Parks and a mission we have
already committed to achieve.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Sincerely,
Mary R. Bradford
Director
Department of Parks-Montgomery County
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Attachments: Practice 6-40
Legislative matrix analysis
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County Council Bills on Sustainability and Energy Conservation
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
Bill
2~14
Environmental Sustainability - Buildings
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Benchmarking
18A-38
Definitions
Line
21 :
...
Covered building
does not include buildings that are to be demolished within
4
years
or any building with more than 10% occupancy which is used for...
Bill 8-14 Buildings - County Buildings - Clean Energy Renewable Technology
8-54.
Definitions
To modify line
22:
Director
mea ns the Director of the Department or the Director's designee; or the Director of the
agency managing the affected property.
8-55
Clean energy renewable technology required
To add:
(d) All historic buildings and any other buildings that are smaller than 100,000 square feet are
exempt from this requirement.
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THE MARY.LAND-NATIONAI, CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION
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6-40
Approved by
The Commission
Ini1ially issued:
11/1/76
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Last amended: 11/19/2012
Last
reviewed:
11/19/2012
M-NCPPC Sustainability Standards
AUTHORITY
This Administrative Practice was initially approved by the Executive Committee at its
meeting on October
4,1976,
and last amended by the Commission on November
19,
2012.
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Patricia Barney, Executive Director
RESCISSION
The Practice, as amended on November
19,2012,
updates and replaces all other
internal sustainability procedures.
PURPOSE AND
BACKGROUND
This Practice (originally titled Commission Resource Conservation Program) was initially
established to communicate agency-wide policy on the conservation of utilities sources,
such as electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, and motor fuel. The Practice was revised on
November
19, 2012
to update and replace initial measures through a broader
understanding of sustainability standards, which benefit the environment, our
workplace, and the communities we serve.
The Practice, as originally approved, has been revised as follows:
May
1, 1979
and January
9, 1980:
Incorporated updated responsibilities due to
agency restructuring.
November
19, 2012:
Policy amended to:
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Reflect more modern concepts in the area of sustainability, induding:
Green building management strategies which meet nationally accepted
sustainability certifications for energy conservation and use of renewable
resources;
Procurement of goods and services aimed at high efficiency products and
other sustainable practices;
Implementation of green development strategies in community planning,
landscape design and other site planning;
Elements aimed to foster ongoing awareness among our employees and
patrons on sustainability objectives and programs; and
Updated County and State sustainability mandates.
REFERENCES
Federal/State/Local Standards:
Maryland Stormwater Management Act of
2007
and accompanying Environmental
Site Design Standards
Maryland Code, State Finance and Procurement,
§
5-312,
High Performance Building
Act
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• Prince George's County Executive Order 22-2007, Goes Green Program
• Prince George's County Energy Policy
• Montgomery County Bill 32-07, Environmental Sustainability Climate Protection
Plan
• Montgomery County Code Section 18A, Energy Policy-Regulations
• Montgomery County Resolution 16-757, County Energy Policy (with reference to
Interagency Committee on Energy and Utilities Management)
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification Standards as issued by
the United States Green Building Council
• Standards and Guidelines for Sustainable Sites (United States Sustainable Sites
Initiative)
• Maryland Sustainable Communities Act of 2010
M-NCPPC Policies:
• Administrative Practice 4-10, Purchasing Policy
• Administrative Practice 2-18, Work-Life Program and related Administrative
Procedures including:
o 95-02, Compressed Scheduling
o 95-04, Telework
o 03-02, Alternative Commuting Resources
APPLICATION
DEFINITIONS
This Practice applies agency-wide.
Chlorine-free Processing:
Paper is whitened without the use of chlorine in the process
(PCF), eliminating production of chlorinated toxic chemicals and dioxins in processing
wastes.
Energy Star:
The Department of Energy rating for appliances and building products that
minimize the use of energy.
Environmental Site Design (ESDI:
Using small-scale stormwater management practices,
nonstructural techniques, and better site planning to mimic natural hydrologiC runoff
characteristics and minimize the impact of land development on water resources.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSq Certification:
A third-party guarantee that wood
products, including paper, are harvested from a certified sustainably managed forest.
Green Practice:
The wise use of resources, conservation, and innovative environment­
friendly designs that create or enhance sustainability.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG):
A gas that increases the atmospheric reflection of infrared heat
emissions from Earth's surface, measured in carbon dioxide equivalent.
Administrative Practice 6-40, M-NCPPC Sustainability Standards
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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED):
A building certification system
designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that promotes design and
construction strategies aimed at improving environment and resource stewardship. The
tiered standards, which use Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, vary by project type
and are made available at USGBC.org.
Net Metering:
Net metering is a policy that allows a solar-system owner to receive
credit on his/her electricity bill for surplus solar electricity sent back to the utility.
Post-Consumer Recycled Content:
Contains material that was consumed in a final
product and then recycled.
Renewable Energy Certificate:
Also known as "Green Tags" and IlGreen Certificates" is
a tradable, non-tangible energy commodity that represents proof that one megawatt­
hour of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource.
Renewable Energy Certificates provide organizations a convenient way to purchase
renewable energy, offset carbon emissions, and encourage clean energy development.
Smart Growth:
Urban planning that supports efficient and sustainable land
development and utilizes redevelopment that optimizes prior infrastructure
investments. Smart growth incorporates strategies such as mixed-use urban centers
that support and enhance public transit; promote walking and bicycfing, provide for a
range of housing and retail options, and consume less land that can be preserved for
open spaces and natural systems.
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES):
A rating system, similar to LEED developed by the
American Society of Landscape Architects, that establishes voluntary national guidelines
and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and
maintenance practices.
Sustainability:
Creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature
can exist in productive harmony, and preserves resources so that they are not
depleted or permanently damaged.
POLICY
The M-NCPPC is committed to stewardship of the environment, our community, and the
workplace through the implementation of sustainable practices that preserve natural and
economic resources, reduce waste and consumption, reduce the carbon footprint, promote
green practices in our facilities and programs, and support the wellness of our employees and
community.
SustainabHity efforts shall increase the value or longevity of services while reducing reliance on
resources and the negative effect on health or the environment.
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The
goal
of this agency is to lead and implement meaningful sustainability initiatives. The
sustainability
goals
outlined in this Practice are to be carried out as an agency, wherever
feasible, and implemented within each department. The feasibility analysis of initiatives should
consider the following:
• The prudent use of public dollars;
• The availability of green materials/services;
• The ability to maintain or improve existing service levels and safety; and
• The ability to safeguard the integrity of facilities/structures, including concerns for
historic preservation.
These goals are intended to serve as benchmarks that may be further enhanced on a
departmental, programmatic, orfacility basis.
It
is recognized that certifications/standards
identified in this Practice may evolve over time. The agency shall be guided by the
certification/standard requirements that are in place at the time an initiative is being designed.
To implement this policy, each Department shall generate a Sustainability plan that explains
how
goals
identified in this Practice are being implemented for its respective facilities,
operations or services. These Plans shall be presented to the Executive Committee by
September 2013 and updated at least every two years.
The agency's sustainability efforts under this Practice also will be supported through a
Sustainability Committee comprised of representatives from each department. The Committee
shall: ensure coordinated efforts for agency-wide initiatives wherever practical; share ideas and
expertise for the implementation on sustainability
goals
on a departmental level; prepare a
Sustainability Report to the Commission that describes initiatives implemented throughout the
agency, and recommend new or revised
goals
to ensure that the M-NCPPC stays at the forefront
of sustainability practices.
Specific requirements for development of Sustainability Plans and reporting results to the
Executive Committee and Commission are outlined in the Section titled Responsibilities. The
following goals and objectives are designed to guide implementation of this Sustainability policy.
I.
Utility/Energy Conservation:
Conserve natural and fiscal resources by eliminating
waste, improving efficiency, reducing the consumption of energy, and increasing the use
of renewable sources of energy. Whenever feasible, new appliances and building
materials shall meet Energy Star or equivalent rating for high efficiency and energy
conservation. This should be in addition to also conSidering other environmental
attributes such as recyclability and applicable federal/state safety and building code
requirements.
A.
Utility Measurement and Monitoring
1.
Department sustainability coordinators shall collect utility use
information to develop/enhance utility management standards and
track the cost of each facility's utility consumption over time.
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2.
Utility consumption trends shall be made available to facility managers
and Department Directors to evaluate and refine utility and cost saving
practices.
3.
Managers who operate buildings or spaces leased by the M-NCPPC
should work with the facility owners to include utility metering or
reporting for the leased space(s).
B.
Conservation of Electricity and Natural Gas
1.
In addition to established internal maintenance programs, departments
should pursue grants for energy efficiency studies, upgrades, and
retrofits for planned and existing facilities.
2.
All M-NCPPC facility managers should seek to meet Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEEO) Volume Program for Operations and
Maintenance, or LEEO for Existing Buildings: Operations and
Maintenance criteria, for at least a Silver or equivalent rating standards
for operations and maintenance. These standards are issued by the U.S.
Green Building Council which can be accessed through its website
(www.usgbc.org).
3.
4.
Where practical, indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures shall be
programmable or linked to occupancy or motion sensor(s).
Light emitting diodes (LEOs), daylight fixtures, or other efficient low­
energy lighting solutions should be used in place of incandescent,
halogen, or fluorescent lights, where practical.
5.
By 2020, the agency through coordination with the Department of
Finance, will strive to meet a target whereby 40% of its electricity is
produced or supported through renewable energy sources. These
sources may include, but are not limited
to,
the purchase of Renewable
Energy Certificates, onsite generation of energy from renewable sources
(such as wind, solar, geothermal, water, etc.), and/or the acquisition of
renewable energy from utility companies. This target may be adjusted
by the Executive Committee with input from the Secretary-Treasurer
based on fluctuating costs and availability of renewable energy sources.
6.
Renewable sources (such as solar, wind and geothermal) should be
considered for new and replacement systems where life cycle cost
savings are justified in addition to aggregate net metering or power
purchase agreements, among other financing or contract mechanisms,
to further reduce the Commission's carbon footprint with its energy
use, save costs, and further promote clean power alternatives wherever
practicable.
C.
Conservation of Water
1.
2.
Install and properly maintain automatic faucets, where practical.
Whenever feasible, utilize low flow toilets and other innovations to
reduce water demands.
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3.
Investigate and where feasible, install an efficient infrastructure for use
of rainwater or grey water at M-NCPPC facilities, including water
amenities and landscape watering.
4.
Upon learning of any abnormal water usage pattern, facility managers
shall investigate, locate, and immediately repair any leaks and
inefficiencies.
5.
6.
Striv.e to plant native trees and shrubs in landscaping.
Strive to reduce lawn areas to minimize the need for irrigation and plant
areas with appropriate drought tolerant native species.
D.
Management of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Whenever feasible:
1.
2.
Insulate exposed piping and ventilation ducts in accordance with at least
LEED Silver or equivalent standard.
Integrate installation of high efficiency HVAC equipment in new
construction or in replacement plans for existing equipment, such as
Energy Star or equivalent.
3.
4.
Use programmable thermostats to minimize HVAC use when buildings
are not in use.
In the planning of new buildings or major renovations to existing
buildings, review insulation specifications to meet LEED Silver or
equivalent standards.
E.
Fleet Management and Use of Alternative Commuting Resources
1.
Employees utilizing M-NCPPC vehicles are encouraged to carpool with
other employees to conserve fuel, minimize operating costs, and reduce
environmental impacts related to pollution and congestion.
2.
I=leet managers shall assist Departments in assessing the functional
use/need of vehicles based on assigned work program needs, and
recommend vehicle purchases to most effectively meet these needs to
include factors such as fuel/energy efficiency, safety, and effective
operation', All new vehicle purchases shall consider the most energy
efficient options suitable to meet the indicated use for the vehicle.
3.
4.
Vehicle assignments shall ensure the most efficient use of the agency's
fleet.
To maintain highest operating efficiency, fleet managers should ensure
that all vehicles receive periodic maintenance consistent with
manufacturer specifications.
5.
Reduce impact of employee travel to and from M-NCPPC facilities by
implementing the following strategies:
a)
Implement feasible options and/orJncentives to encourage staff's
use of public transportation, regional commuting resources (e.g.,
ride share and car pools), and internal programs such as
departmental pool vehicles and vanpools.
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b) Establish and encourage carpooling by M-NCPPC employees,
allocating reserved spaces for carpoolers.
c) Encourage the use of alternate work arrangements such as
Telework and Compressed Workweeks to reduce, among other
things, env,ironmental impact and costs/needs associated with
workspace operations.
d) Capitalize on meeting and conferencing technology by using more
phone and video conference calls (including webinars for training),
even locally, to cut back on use of vehicles and travel times.
II.
Sustainable Acquisition and Use of Agency Supplies:
Develop procurement
specifications that encourage the use of goods and services which support the agency's
commitment to sustain ability in areas including, but not limited to, resources
conservation, protection of the environment, and workplace health and safety.
A. Office Supplies and Furniture
1.
Actively reuse office supplies whenever possible, maintaining a returned inventory
of supplies for reuse.
2. Durable office equipment, including furniture, should be considered for reuse or
repurpose by other M-NCPPC facilities/operations before it is recycled/surplused/or
disposed.
3. All disposal or external surplus/recycling of M-NCPPC property shall be coordinated
with the Department of Finance, PurchaSing Office, to ensure-adherence to legal
dispossession of assets, with a preference placed on repurposing outside M-NCPPC
for the benefit of the community.
4. Where feasible, identify and use enVironmentally friendly cleaning supplies/other
products and services that are effective, enhance worker safety and health, and
meet or exceed federal/state safety requirements.
B. Printing and Copying
1.
Utilize two-sided printing whenever one-sided printing is not necessary.
2. Limit use of color copying/printing to reduce costs and resources.
3. Unless specific job demands or technical specifications of a printer require
otherwise, purchase and use 100% post-consumer recycled paper, preferably
with chlorine-free processing.
4. Purchase of papers containing less than 100% post-consumer content should be
limited to those that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified.
5. Incorporate other practical measures to reduce print material such as e­
signatures, document imaging, and other paperless means of doing business.
C. Procurement
1.
Procurement poliCies shall incorporate sustainable purchasing guidelines to
secure economies of scale and promote sustainable product and service
offerings by vendors. (See, for example, the Environmental Protection Agency's
list of greener products that promote resource conservation, efficiency, safer
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alternatives, and, recycled content and recyclability, among other factors, in
addition to other, similar sources. See also Section LB., Conservation of
Electricity and Natural Gas.)
2. Purchases should be combined whenever reasonable to reduce deliveries to
minimum essential requirements, to save costs and energy where possible.
3. In cooperation with the Chief Information Officer, departments should create
and sustain an efficient information technology (IT) infrastructure that supports
operational needs while increasing paperless options for reviewing and storing
information, and using environmentally preferable and energy efficient
equipment including computers, printers, copiers, document imaging systems,
servers, etc.}.
III.
Recycling and Solid Waste Management: Implement projects and programs to recycle,
reuse, and reduce solid wastes used by M-NCPPC employees and patrons to meet or
exceed the regulatory mandates established by government regulations. Recycling and
disposal of materials shall comply with relevant federal/State safety regulations.
A. Implement recycling and reuse programs to achieve an overall rate of 90% of
recyclable materials mandated by state or local law (including mixed paper,
commingled materials, yard trim materials, Christmas trees, and scrap metal).
B. Implement recycling and reuse programs to include other material to include but
not be limited to oils, batteries, asphalt, tires, furniture, computers,
electronics, construction debris, etc.
C. Implement programs to recycle and reuse plant, tree, and related vegetation
materials to include composting within the natural resources of the agency.
D. Develop community-based information programs to encourage, demonstrate, and
educate patrons on best practices to recycle, reuse, and reduce solid waste at
M-NCPPC facilities/programs.
IV.
Sustainable Infrastructure and Natural Areas: The M-NCPPC will utilize the national
and State standards for green practices in the design of facilities and in the management
of natural resources. Natural areas will be managed to maintain healthy ecosystems
and maximize biodiversity.
A. Sustainable Building Whenever feasible:
1.
All new construction of M-NCPPC buildings shall be at least leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver eligible or equivalent
standard.
2.
3.
Major renovation of M-NCPPC buildings shall meet at least LEED Silver
eligibility or equivalent standard.
Capital improvement plans shall include implementation of LEED or
equivalent standards in construction and renovation.
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4.
When planning new office sites, consideration should be given to
locations that offer access to public transportation resources such as
metro rail, trains, buses, and carpools.
B.
Sustainable Site Work - Where appropriate:
1.
Capital improvement plans shall include implementation of the
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) or equivalent standards (such as
LEED) in construction and renovation.
Plant native trees and shrubs around agency-owned buildings to provide
wind and summer sun shelter.
Utilize appropriate site layout, landscaping, and material choice to
reduce heat island effect and summer cooling costs.
Use best practices including, but not limited to, current environmental
site design standards to avoid, trap, and control erosion or surface
runoff of detergents, fertilizers, pesticides, and soil into storm drains
and surface waters.
2.
3.
4.
C.
Natural Resources Management:
1.
Develop and implement a Natural Resources Management Plan for all
parklands acquired for conservation purposes by
2012.
This Plan
provides general guidance to park management staff for the
management of natural areas in parks.
2.
Maintain, and expand as appropriate, the existing program for the
inventory, assessment, and control of non-native and invasive (NNI)
plants.
3.
4.
5.
Maintain, and expand as appropriate, the existing program for the
control of nuisance wildlife (e.g. White-tailed deer, Canada geese, etc.)
Utilize integrated pest management practices, where effective.
Maintain, and expand, as required by State regulations, the storm sewer
system, and the monitoring of water bodies and restoration of
watersheds within the park system.
D.
Community Planning and Development:
Where possible and practical, Community Planning and Development shall:
1.
2.
3.
Plan and locate new development according to Smart Growth principles
and in conjunction with Maryland Sustainability initiatives.
Locate recreation facilities to afford access via public transit and trails
networks.
Co-locate community recreation centers and major recreation facilities
with other public facilities.
V.
Health
&
and WeI/ness: Promote safety, health, and wellness through our workplace,
programs, and services.
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A.
Support healthy communities by integrating sustainability concepts and green
practices with relevant program offerings, to further enhance patron and
employee well-being.
B.
Raise awareness of workplace health, safety, and wellness issues through
comprehensive training and education programs targeting illness and injury
prevention.
C.
Mitigate workplace hazards through timely identification, investigation, and
remedial action. Whenever reasonable, complete collaborative reviews of
accidents and design new programs to encourage greater understanding of risks
and actions to implementation.
VI.
Employee Education
&
Training on Sustainability Goals
A.
B.
C.
Sustainability efforts will be fostered through agency-wide promotion and
education of environmental awareness and conservation.
Employees should be encouraged to seek sustainability credentials appropriate to
their work program.
Supervisors are responsible for reviewing work program requirements as they
pertain to implementation of sustainability efforts. Applicable sustainability goals
are. to be incorporated into employee performance expectations.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The following responsibilities are assigned for the overall administration of the agency's
sustainability policy. Responsibilities may be delegated as appropriate.
Department Directors shall:
• Ensure compliance with this policy.
• Develop a departmental bi-annual Sustainability Plan that shall be presented to the
Executive Committee by September 2013 to outline initiatives for the upcoming
two-year period. The Sustainability Plan shall be reviewed and presented every two
years.
• Following the first year of implementation of the Plan, Department Directors shall
report of the status of achieving sustainability goals and objectives outlined in this
Practice and in the departmental Sustainability Plan.
• Designate one or more employees to act as the departmental Sustainability
Coordinator(s) and serve as the representative(s) to the agency-wide Sustainability
Committee.
Departmental Sustainability Coordinators shall:
• Serve as the departmental liaison to the Sustainability Committee and as the point
of contact and clearinghouse for all sustainability-related issues for the M-NCPPC.
• Assist the Department Director in preparing the departmental Sustainability Plan
that meets, at a minimum, the sustainability goals and objectives set forth in this
Practice.
• Communicate goals outlined in the departmental Sustainability Plan to all
operations/facilities and provide support for implementation of the Plan.
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• Collect data and perform analyses to monitor and assess ongoing progress on
meeting standards and complying with guidelines.
Sustainability Committee shall:
• Share ideas for implementation of sustainability goals throughout the agency and on
a departmental level.
• Promote sustainability awareness within M-NCPPC and the region.
• Recommend to Department Directors, and develop/implement approved
communication tools to educate the workforce and the community on sustainability
goals, initiatives, and progress.
• Recommend to Department Directors, new or amended initiatives to comply with
the goals outlined in this Practice.
• Prepare a Sustainability Report to the Commission that describes the initiatives that
have been implemented throughout the agency.
• Strengthen information exchange with intergovernmental relationships in the area
of sustainability (e.g., Council of Governments, County/State agencies, local
municipalities) and, where relevant, explore opportunities to promote cooperative
partnerships and complementary cost-savings with potential implementation of
various measures with or across organizational boundaries.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:53 PM
Berliner, Roger
Gibson, Cindy; Faust, Josh; Mihill, Amanda; Faden, Michael; Dise, David E.; Ossont, Greg;
Coffman, Eric
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Councilmember Berliner:
Attached please find amendments DGS will propose to you and T&E on Monday.
These amendments will allow DGS to choose the most appropriate locations and would allow DGS to maximize overall
benefits including:
1. Selecting locations where solar is most efficient (e.g., avoiding shading from neighboring buildings) and cost effective.
2. Avoiding conflicts between solar photovoltaic and other desirable green design features in new facilities. For example,
solar and vegetative roofs may compete under the original proposal.
3. Providing Solar as a portfolio goal allows us to look at both new and existing facilities. A key issue Prince George's
County Council faced in their deliberations was interest from communities with older facilities to also have solar on
facilities in their areas. The bill still passed as a new construction bill. A portfolio approach proactively addresses this as
we would be installing solar in a mix of new and existing facilities.
And, yes, the flexibility under the proposed amendments would help limit the costs of the original proposal. Note: the fiscal
impacts still need to be assessed.
DGS and I would be happy to discuss this with you further, if you wish. Otherwise, we'll see you Monday morning.
Bonnie
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Bill No.
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feasibility assessment.
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covered County building can be retrofitted cost ef[ecti¥ely to include
clean renewable energy technology_ The Director
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consider other
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the clean rene'.vahle energy technology capacity of the building;
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the technological feuuibility ofa retrofit; and
applicable zoning requirements.
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on a covered County building would not be cost effective. the Director
must transfer expenditures from the covered County building project
equivalent to 2% of the
prQject~Q
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total cost
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Alternative financing.
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An alternative financing arrangement which allows leveraging of
federal, state, utility, and other incentives, including any grant, lease­
purchase agreement, power purchase agreement, or energy savings
performance contract, may meet the clean renewable energy
technology requirement under this Article.
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The purchase of Renewable Energy Credits does not meet the clean
renewable energy technology requirement under this Article.
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Administration; reporting.
The Department must administer this Article using accepted principles
of sound accounting and fiscal management.
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The Department must submit an annual report to the County Council
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each year describing:
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the added clean renewable energy technology generation
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each project;
the revenues and expenditures of each project;
each project supported
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the Program; and
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the annual savings to the County's. utility cm,ts from each
supported
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financial analysis indicating the cost/savings resulting from the
program.
Sec. 2. Effective date.
Article VIII, inserted by Section 1 of this Act,
applies to each new or major renovation public building project for which an
application for a building permit is filed on or after January 1,2014.
Approved:
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