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Legislation #: 080543 Introduction Date: 5/22/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER CIRCO
Title: Directing the City Manager to implement in the City’s housing programs the Energy Star for New Homes guidelines to be applied to all new and gut rehabilitation residential construction projects up to three stories; and to the fullest extent practicable, implement Energy Star strategies in existing owner-occupied homes receiving service through the City’s Minor Home Repair and Weatherization Programs, thereby reducing the burden of energy cost on low and moderate income homeowners of the City.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/21/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/22/2008 Referred to Housing Committee
5/28/2008 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
5/29/2008 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
6/5/2008 Councilmember Sharp Move To Hold On Docket
6/5/2008 Held on Docket (6/12/2008)
6/12/2008 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 080543

 

Directing the City Manager to implement in the Citys housing programs the Energy Star for New Homes guidelines to be applied to all new and gut rehabilitation residential construction projects up to three stories; and to the fullest extent practicable, implement Energy Star strategies in existing owner-occupied homes receiving service through the Citys Minor Home Repair and Weatherization Programs, thereby reducing the burden of energy cost on low and moderate income homeowners of the City.

WHEREAS, cost-effective, energy efficiency design considerations and upgrades increase housing affordability, reduce energy consumption and utility costs, improve durability, and are a critical strategy for energy resource planning; and

WHEREAS, many cities throughout the nation, both large and small, are reducing greenhouse gas emissions through programs that provide economic and quality of life benefits such as reduced energy bills, green space preservation, air quality improvements, job creation, and economic growth through energy conservation and new energy technologies; and

WHEREAS, the City Council on April 12, 2007 adopted all thirty-two (32) Phase 1 Greenhouse Gas reduction measures recommended by the Citys Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee, including the Energy Work Group recommendation number five which states If City funding is involved, require targeting the achievement of Energy Star rating for commercial and residential development including materials, equipment and supplies; and

WHEREAS, the City Council on January 3, 2008, adopted the International Energy Conservation Code of 2006; and

WHEREAS, on February 8, 2008, the City Council passed Resolution No. 080091, expressing the Citys intent to join with the Civic Council, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, Bridging the Gap, MARC, and the government of Johnson County, Kansas to endorse and implement the Strategy to Become Americas Green Region and encourage others in the region to embrace and support the Strategy; and

WHEREAS, on February 25, 2008, the City Manager issued Administrative Regulation 5-5, entitled Green Team Solutions, placing responsibility on department directors to include green solutions whenever possible and appropriate during the planning process into City policies, projects, and programs; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby directed to incorporate the following language into the Request For Proposals utilized in the Citys annual Consolidated Plan development process:

All new and gut rehabilitation residential buildings up to three stories shall be designed to meet the standard for Energy Star Qualified New Homes (achieving a rating of equal to or less than 85 on the Home Energy Rating System Rating Scale). All procedures used for this rating shall comply with National Home Energy Rating System guidelines.

Section 2. That the City Manager is hereby directed to incorporate guidelines for the appropriate inclusion of high efficiency equipment, materials and supplies, and installation techniques in its Minor Home Repair Program and its Weatherization Program.

Section 3. That the City Manager shall, for all new and gut rehabilitation residential buildings up to three stories, require grant recipients to ensure compliance with these stated objectives through inspections by third party, HERS certified contractors.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney