AGENDA ITEM #5B
January 28,2014
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
County Council
,0manda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
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Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Introduction:
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy Efficiency - Energy Standards
SUBJECT:
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy Efficiency - Energy Standards, sponsored by
Councilmembers Berliner and Floreen, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers
EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro, is scheduled to be introduced on January 28, 2014. A public
hearing is tentatively scheduled for February 11,2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 3-14 would require certain newly constructed or extensively modified buildings to
achieve a silver-level rating in the appropriate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) rating system.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package. See ©20 of Bill 2-14,
Agenda Item 5A.
This packet contains:
Bi113-14
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
3-14
Concerning: Buildings
Enerav
Efficiency- Energy Standards
Revised: 1-16-14
Draft No._2_
Introduced:
January 28,2014
Expires:
July 28, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _--:-:--_ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: -'-"No=n..:..::eO--_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, and Floreen, Council Vice President Leventhal, and
Councilmembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
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ACT to:
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require certain newly constructed or extensively modified buildings to achieve a
silver-level rating in the appropriate Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design rating system; and
generally amend County law relating to the construction of buildings,
development review, building permits, energy, and environmental design.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 8, Buildings
Section 8-49
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 3-14
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Sec. 1. Section 8-49 is amended as follows:
8-48. Definitions.
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In this Article, in addition to any term defined elsewhere in this Chapter, the
following words have the meanings indicated:
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Covered building
means a newly constructed or extensively modified non­
residential or multi- family residential building that has or will have at least
10,000 square feet of gross floor area.
Extensively modified
refers to any structural modification which alters more
than 50% of the building's gross floor area, as indicated on the application
for a building permit.
Extensively modified does not include any
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modification that is limited to one or more of the following building
systems: mechanical; electrical; plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC); and fire protection.
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Newly constructed
refers to a new stand-alone building or an addition to an
existing building. A newly constructed building includes any addition to or
enlargement of an existing building, but does not include any change to an
existing portion of a building.
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8-49. Standards and requirements.
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County buildings.
Any County building must, in addition to any action
required under Section 8-14A, achieve:
(1) a silver-level rating in the appropriate LEED rating system, as
certified by the Green Building Council;
(2) a silver-level rating in the appropriate LEED rating system, as
verified by the Director or a qualified person approved by the
Director; or
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BILL
No. 3-14
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energy and environmental design standards that the Director
identifies as equivalent to a silver-level rating in the appropriate
LEED rating system, as verified by the Director or a qualified
person approved by the Director.
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Other covered buildings.
Any other covered building must achieve:
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a [certified] silver-level rating in the appropriate LEED rating
system, as certified by the Green Building Council;
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a [certified] silver-level rating in the appropriate LEED rating
system, as verified by the Director or a qualified person
approved by the Director; or
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energy and environmental design standards that the Director
identifies as equivalent to a [certified] silver-level rating in the
appropriate LEED rating system, as verified by the Director or
a qualified person approved by the Director.
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Section 8-49, as amended by this Act, applies to any covered building, for
which a building permit application is filed on or after July 1, 2014.
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Rice, President, County Council
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Approved:
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Buildings
DESCRIPTION:
Bill 3-14
Energy Efficiency
Energy Standards
Would require certain newly constructed or extensively modified
buildings to achieve a silver-level rating in the appropriate
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
Current County law only requires new commercial buildings to meet
the less stringent LEED certified standard.
To upgrade the energy efficiency of new commercial buildings.
Department of Permitting Services
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, 240-777-7815
Applies in municipalities where the County issues building permits.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITlllN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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