AGENDA ITEM 14
February 11,2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
~Michael
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Attorneyd·~
Energy Standards
SUBJECT:
Public Hearing:
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy Efficiency
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy· Efficiency - Energy Standards, sponsored by
Councilmembers Berliner and Floreen, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers
Eirich, Andrews, and Navarro, was introduced on January 28, 2014. A Transportation,
Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for
February 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.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 13.
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement for this Bill will be transmitted after March
17 (see ©5).
This packet contains:
Bill 3-14
Legislative Request Report
OMB and Finance Memo
Circle #
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Bill No.
3-14
Concerning: Buildings
EnerQV
Efficiency- Energy Standards
Revised: 1-16-14
Draft No._2_
Introduced:
Januarv 28,2014
Expires:
July 28. 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date:
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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
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
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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Existing law unaffected by bill.
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
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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
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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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(a)
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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(3)
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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(b)
Other covered buildings.
Any other covered building must achieve:
(1)
a [certified] silver-level rating in the appropriate LEED rating
system, as certified by the Green Building Council;
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(2)
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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(3)
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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Sec. 2. Effective date.
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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.
Approved:
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Craig
L.
Rice, President, County Council
Date
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 3-14
Buildings
-
Energy Efficiency
-
Energy Standards
DESCRIPTION:
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
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Not applicable.
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ROCKVIU£,
l\1ARYIAND
MEMORANDUM
February 5, 2014
TO:
FROM:
Craig Rice,
1es,
Jennifer
A.
Joseph F.
B~ac
1,
Dj
'-...1
;'
1ce of Management and Budget
~partment
Qf
Finance
SUBJECTS:
Bi!l2-14,Environme{ltal Sustainability - Buildings ..· Benchmarking
Hili 3-14, Buildings .... Energy Efficiency Energy Standards
Bil! 4-14, Street and Roads·· County Street Lights
Bill 5-14, Environmental Sustain ability ..... Social Cost of Carbon Assessments
Bill 6-
j
4, Environmental Sustainability - Office of Sustainability - Established
Bill 7-14, Contracts and Procurement - Certified Green Business Program
Bill 8-14, Buildings - County Buildings ..... Clean Energy Renewahle Technology
8i11 9-
J
4, Environmental Sustainnbilily - Renevl-'able Energy - County Purchase
Bill 10-
j
4, HlIildings - Solar
Permits Expedited Review
Bill 11-l4,
Buildings
Electric Vehicle
Charging
Station Permits -. Expedited
Review
As required by Section 2-81A of the Coumy Code, we are
infbnning
you that transmittal of
the l1scaI and
economic
impact
statements
for the above referenced legislation will be delayed
because more time is needed to coordinate with the
affected
departments, collect information, and
complete our analysis of the fiscal and economic inlpacts,While we are not able to conduct the
required detailed analyses at this time,
it
is clear that a !lumber of these bills could
hHve
significant
fiscal
impacts,
Due to this
year's heavy
workload
011
Executive
branch
staff
in developing both a fu!l capital
budget
and an operating budget, the
fiscnl and economic
5tate111cot:5
wiil
be transmitted after March
17,20J4.
JAH:fz
cc; Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa
Austin,
Offices of the County Executive
Joy
Nut1llL Special Assistant
to
the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Din,'Ctor, Public Information Office
Marc P. Hansen, Office of the ('lmnty Attorney
Robert Hagedoorn,
. Department of Finance
David
Platt.
l)epartment
of Finance
Alex Espinosa,
Office
of Management and Budget
Mary Beck, Office of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia, Office of Managernent and Budget
Felicia Zhang, Office of Management and Budget