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
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
Sec. 2-1604. LEED Gold
(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.
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.
chair of the LEED Standards Committee shall be the City Architect.
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.
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.
Approved as to form and legality: