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Legislation #: 110235 Introduction Date: 3/31/2011
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 4/17/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER CIRCO AND COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Amending Article XI, Chapter 2, Administration, relating to the LEED Standard by repealing Section 2-1604, Code of Ordinances, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number upgrading the LEED Standard to Gold and modifying the composition of the LEED Standards Committee.  

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/29/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/31/2011 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
4/7/2011 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
4/7/2011 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 110235

Amending Article XI, Chapter 2, Administration, relating to the LEED Standard by repealing Section 2-1604, Code of Ordinances, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number upgrading the LEED Standard to Gold and modifying the composition of the LEED Standards Committee.  

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Article XI, Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-1604, LEED Silver Standard, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number, to read as follows:

Sec. 2-1604. LEED Gold Standard.

(a) Policy. It is the policy of the City that the design, construction, and operation of new facilities of any size and renovations in which the facility affected has at least 5,000 square feet of space, for which the City issues a request for qualifications for design services, design-build services, or conducts such services itself, shall conform to the Gold rating or higher of the most recent version of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.  

(b) Establishment of LEED Standards Committee. Except for the representative from the City Council, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, the City Manager shall appoint the members of a LEED Standards Committee. 

(1) The LEED Standards Committee shall be initially composed of one representative from each of the following: 

a. Aviation Department

b. Capital Projects Department 

c. City Manager’s Office of Environmental Quality 

d. Environmental Management Commission 

e. General Services Department

f. Parks and Recreation Department 

g. Water Services Department 

h. City Council 

(2) The City Manager has the authority to make departmental or organizational additions or deletions to the membership of the LEED Standards Committee as needed for the effective administration of this section, with the exception of the City Council position. 

(3) The chair of the LEED Standards Committee shall be the City Architect. 

(c) Contracts. Each contract for projects identified in subsection (a) above shall contain provisions sufficient to require the designer and constructor to comply with the LEED Gold Standard at a minimum and submit documentation to USGBC for their independent third-party review process and certification. 

(d) Exemptions. For a given project, if the LEED Standards Committee determines that there are compelling reasons that a project may not be able to achieve a LEED Gold rating, the LEED Standards Committee may require compliance with select LEED credits or exempt a project from any LEED compliance requirement found in subsection (a) of this section. 

(e) Rules and Regulations. The LEED Standards Committee shall draft and adopt any rules and regulations necessary to administer this section and to facilitate the Committee’s review and determination process. 

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Nelson V. Munoz

Assistant City Attorney