AGENDA ITEM #14B
June 13, 2017
June 9, 2017
Zyontz, Senior Legislative Analyst~
Bill 19-17, Buildings -Energy Efficiency- Repeal
Bill 19-17, Buildings - Energy Efficiency - Repeal, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council
President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on June 13, 2017.
A public hearing concerning Bill 19-17 and Executive Regulation (ER) 21-l 6AM is tentatively
scheduled for June 27, at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 19-17 would repeal Article VII of Chapter 8 of the Montgomery County Code and
amend the law relating to buildings, energy efficiency and environmental design. This code
provision established the requirement for new large buildings to achieve Leadership m
Environment and Energy Design (LEED) Silver certification (or an equivalent rating).
The Executive is seeking a repeal of the LEED requirement in anticipation of adopting ER
21-16AM which requires compliance to the International Green Building Code (IgCC) as amended
by the regulation.
The Council received ER 21-15AM via a memorandum dated May 15, 2017.
The lgCC requires the developers to choose and comply with provisions of code called
The number of electives varies with the size of the proposed building (under 10,000
gross floor area (GFA)- 2 electives; between 10,000 and 20,000 GFA -3 electives; over 20,000
GF A- 4 electives). The amended regulation would allow LEED Silver certification to replace the
A detailed review of the Executive Regulation's content is available in a June 8 memorandum to the Planning,
Housing, and Economic Development Committee.
The following are proposed as electives under ER 21-15:
Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
Preservation ofNatural Resources
Landscape Irrigation and Outdoor Fountains
Management of Vegetation, Soils and Erosion control
Material Selection Lamps
Automated Demand-Response Infrastructure