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Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance
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Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance

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Presentation given to Construction Seminar at Georgia Tech on March 15, 2010 regarding the status and substance of the City of Atlanta\'s proposed sustainable building ordinance.

Presentation given to Construction Seminar at Georgia Tech on March 15, 2010 regarding the status and substance of the City of Atlanta\'s proposed sustainable building ordinance.

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  • Lynnette: Sustainable Atlanta has taken into serious consideration how we tell our story and how we present ourselves to the public. We have revised our business model to accurately reflect our growth and efforts - capturing in a concise manner the nature and relevance of our work. Our model now depicts the mission of SA, which is to drive change with respect to environmental sustainability. It also clearly outlines our core strategies in driving this change
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    • 1.
    • 2. City of AtlantaSustainable Building Ordinance<br />Robert C. Newcomer, Esq/LEED AP<br />The Lang Legal Group LLC <br />rnewcomer@langlegal.com<br />404.320.0990<br />Shane M. Totten, AIA/LEED AP<br />Off Grid Studio LLC<br />shane@offgridstudio.com<br />
    • 3. Sustainable Building Ordinance<br />Sustainable Atlanta <br />Intent <br />Administrative provisions<br />Compliance requirements <br />Application<br />Phase-in schedule <br />Compliance review <br />Compliance reviewers <br />Variance <br />Atlanta Sustainable Building Commission (“ASBC”)<br />Technical provisions <br />Mandatory standards<br />Data collection<br />Site improvements<br />Water and Energy Efficiency<br />Indoor Environmental Quality<br />Impact on Atmosphere, Materials & Resources<br />Construction & Operation Plans<br />Post-Occupancy Guidelines<br />Summary and Conclusions <br />
    • 4. Sustainable Atlanta: Vision and Mission<br />Vision for a Sustainable Atlanta<br />Strategies<br />Tactics & Methodologies<br />A Higher Quality of Life:<br /><ul><li>Clean Air
    • 5. Zero Waste
    • 6. Water Efficient
    • 7. Healthy, Efficient Buildings
    • 8. Abundant Greenspace
    • 9. Green Business
    • 10. Green Jobs
    • 11. Clean Energy
    • 12. Social & Economic Equity
    • 13. Accessible Transit Options
    • 14. Walkability
    • 15. Enable City of Atlanta to lead by example
    • 16. Facilitate dialogue
    • 17. Focus on high-impact initiatives
    • 18. Engage experts and network of advisors
    • 19. Content-rich website
    • 20. Outreach to media and stakeholders</li></ul>Drive Change:<br />Be a Catalyst<br />Convene:<br />Leaders & Experts<br />SA Mission:<br />Drive Change<br />Tell the Story:<br />Measure and Report<br />
    • 21. Sustainability<br />“To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” <br />Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.” <br />
    • 22. U.S. Building Impacts<br />39%<br />Greenhouse<br />Gas Emissions (CO2)<br />60%<br />Total Waste<br />(non-industrial)<br />13%<br />Water Use<br />72%<br />Electricity<br />Consumption<br />Test<br />
    • 23. GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS (BY SECTOR)<br />#1 Buildings<br />#2 Transportation<br />#3 Industry<br />
    • 24. Sustainable Atlanta – Progress to Date<br /><ul><li>Division of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
    • 25. Atlanta’s 2009 Sustainability Report
    • 26. Taskforces:
    • 27. Sustainable Building
    • 28. Recycling and Materials Management
    • 29. Water
    • 30. Energy</li></li></ul><li>First Lead Partners meeting - June 2008<br />First public meeting – July 2008 <br />First draft – September 2008 <br />Public engagement and revisions<br />ULI-sponsored charrettes - February/March 2009 <br />Atlanta City Council – <br />Presented to City Council in September 2009 <br />Filed by City Council on December 7, 2009<br />Sustainable Building Taskforce<br />
    • 31. SBO - Intent<br />To improve building performance in support of achieving the objectives of the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement and Architecture 2030. <br />Proposed amendments to existing City of Atlanta Building Code<br />
    • 32. SBO – Administrative<br />Compliance Requirements<br />ASBS (SBO Section 2) <br />USGBC LEED<br />BD+C 2009 or ID+C 2009<br />SS6.2, SS7.1, SS7.2<br />WE1, WE2, EA1 (2 points each)<br />Green Globes <br />B.2, C.1, D.1, D.2<br />EarthCraft<br />Site Planning, Durability, Water (indoors and outdoors) Energy Efficient Building Envelopes and Systems <br />
    • 33. SBO – Administrative<br />Application<br />“Construction projects”<br />“Additions & alterations” of existing buildings <br />Does not apply to: <br />Single-family or multi-family of 3 stories or less above grade <br />New commercial buildings < 1500 sq ft (or $300,000) <br />Remodel projects < 5,000 sq ft (or $250,000) <br />Maintenance activities <br />Historic buildings (limited exception) <br />
    • 34. SBO – Administrative<br />Phase-in schedule<br />Initial 3-year phase-in period<br />Extended period with chapter-based phase-in <br />Performance (new) and chapter-based (existing) period <br />
    • 35. SBO – Administrative<br />Compliance review<br />Compliance Policy<br />Permitting compliance review<br />ASBS – Compliance Reviewer Affidavit <br />Compliance Options – Fees and worksheet<br />BoB audits<br />Final compliance certification (issuance of CO)<br />ASBS - Commissioning/Acceptance Report (if applicable)<br />Compliance Options – Certification application <br />Temporary CO available upon payment of financial security<br />
    • 36. SBO – Administrative<br />Compliance Reviewer<br />Training <br />Test <br />Professional qualifications: <br />Registered Architect <br />Professional Engineer<br />USGBC LEED AP<br />Must be employed by Registered Architect or Professional Engineer > 3 years or General Contractor > 5 years.<br />
    • 37. SBO – Administrative<br />Variance process<br />Granted by Director, BoB<br />If “special conditions” . . . “undue hardship”<br />Administrative Variance Committee (“ASBOAVC”)<br />Timing <br />Appeals go to Superior Court within 30 days of final decision<br />BoB reports variance applications quarterly to ASBC <br />
    • 38. SBO – Administrative<br />Atlanta Sustainable Building Commission<br />Composed of 25 members <br />Advisory role during implementation <br />Review reports, research and minutes <br />Propose amendments <br />Advocate for additional incentives <br />
    • 39. SBO - Technical Content<br />M. Shane Totten<br />AIA, LEED AP<br />
    • 40. <ul><li>Format
    • 41. Mandatory provisions
    • 42. Prescriptive provisions
    • 43. Performance provisions</li></ul>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br />
    • 44. Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Site Improvements
    • 45. Intent: avoid development of inappropriate sites and reduce the environmental impact of the location of a building on a site.</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Site Improvements
    • 46. Intent: avoid development of inappropriate sites and reduce the environmental impact of the location of a building on a site.
    • 47. Mandatory provisions
    • 48. Mitigation of Heat Island Effect
    • 49. Reduction of Light Pollution
    • 50. Greenfield Sites</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Water Use Efficiency
    • 51. Intent: maximize water efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water and wastewater systems</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Water Use Efficiency
    • 52. Intent: maximize water efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water and wastewater systems
    • 53. Prescriptive option
    • 54. Fixtures and fittings comply with ASME and WaterSense specifications
    • 55. Appliances comply with Energy Star requirements
    • 56. Cooling towers comply with discharge limits on total hardness
    • 57. HVAC equipment
    • 58. Commercial food service operations
    • 59. Medical and lab facilities
    • 60. Special Water Features
    • 61. Vehicle Washing</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Water Use Efficiency
    • 62. Intent: maximize water efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water and wastewater systems
    • 63. Performance option
    • 64. Forty percent better performance than maximum allowable water use as set forth by the Georgia State Minimum Standard Plumbing Code</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Water Use Efficiency
    • 65. Intent: maximize water efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water and wastewater systems
    • 66. Site Water Use Reduction
    • 67. Prescriptive Option: plantings, high efficiency irrigation
    • 68. Performance Option: no use of potable water</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Energy
    • 69. Intent: establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for proposed building and systems</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Energy
    • 70. Intent: establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for proposed building and systems
    • 71. Mandatory provisions: comply with certain sections of current standard of ASHRAE 90.1</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Energy
    • 72. Intent: establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for proposed building and systems
    • 73. Prescriptive provisions
    • 74. Comply with ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides
    • 75. Use assessment tools, such as COMcheck to document 30% savings over ASHRAE 90.1
    • 76. Small projects must meet minimum requirements of ASHRAE 90.1</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Energy
    • 77. Intent: establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for proposed building and systems
    • 78. Performance provisions
    • 79. Exceed current version of ASHRAE 90.1 by 14% for new projects and 10% for major renovations</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Indoor Environmental Quality
    • 80. Intent: enhance air quality in buildings to protect the comfort and well being of occupants</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Indoor Environmental Quality
    • 81. Intent: enhance air quality in buildings to protect the comfort and well being of occupants
    • 82. Provisions (combined mandatory, prescriptive and performance)
    • 83. Minimum indoor air quality (ASHRAE 62.1)
    • 84. Radon resistant construction
    • 85. Blower door testing
    • 86. Environmental tobacco smoke control
    • 87. Outdoor air delivery
    • 88. Thermal comfort
    • 89. Building entrance pollution control
    • 90. Acoustic control
    • 91. Daylighting
    • 92. Low-emitting materials</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>The Building’s Impact on the Atmosphere, Materials, and Resources
    • 93. Intent: encourage practices that reduce consumption, minimize waste, divert waste, and encourage use of materials extracted, harvested, and processed in Georgia</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>The Building’s Impact on the Atmosphere, Materials, and Resources
    • 94. Intent: encourage practices that reduce consumption, minimize waste, divert waste, and encourage use of materials extracted, harvested, and processed in Georgia
    • 95. Mandatory provisions
    • 96. Divert from landfills 50% of construction waste
    • 97. Responsible use of wood products
    • 98. Prohibit use of chlorofluorocarbon and hydrofluorocarbon based refrigerants
    • 99. Recycling centers to accommodate materials</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>The Building’s Impact on the Atmosphere, Materials, and Resources
    • 100. Intent: encourage practices that reduce consumption, minimize waste, divert waste, and encourage use of materials extracted, harvested, and processed in Georgia
    • 101. Prescriptive provisions
    • 102. Recycled content minimums (post-consumer and 1/2 pre-consumer)
    • 103. Regionally created materials minimums</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Construction and Operation Plans
    • 104. Intent: verify the building’s energy related systems are manifested in accordance with requirements and design
    • 105. Mandatory provisions
    • 106. Owner’s project requirements
    • 107. Develop basis of design
    • 108. Construction checklist and verification
    • 109. Commissioning and documentation
    • 110. HVAC, lighting and shading, irrigation, plumbing, water heating, and renewable energy systems
    • 111. Owner training and operation materials
    • 112. Building acceptance for smaller projects
    • 113. Service life plan for pre-engineered/pre-fabricated buildings
    • 114. Indoor air quality (IAQ) plan
    • 115. Construction: no idle, air quality, pollution control, moisture control</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Construction and Operation Plans
    • 116. Intent: verify the building’s energy related systems are manifested in accordance with requirements and design
    • 117. Mandatory provisions
    • 118. Owner’s project requirements
    • 119. Develop basis of design
    • 120. Construction checklist and verification
    • 121. Commissioning and documentation
    • 122. HVAC, lighting and shading, irrigation, plumbing, water heating, and renewable energy systems
    • 123. Owner training and operation materials
    • 124. Building acceptance for smaller projects
    • 125. Service life plan for pre-engineered/pre-fabricated buildings
    • 126. Indoor air quality (IAQ) plan
    • 127. Construction: no idle, air quality, pollution control, moisture control</li></li></ul><li>Page <br />SBO - Technical<br /><ul><li>Post-occupancy guidelines
    • 128. Intent: assist building tenants, owners and operators in maintaining the efficiency of the sustainable design</li></li></ul><li>Summary and Conclusions<br />
    • 129. More InformationVisit www.sustainableatlanta.org (email updates)<br />Robert C. Newcomer, Esq/LEED AP<br />The Lang Legal Group LLC <br />rnewcomer@langlegal.com<br />404.320.0990<br />Shane M. Totten, AIA/LEED AP <br />Off Grid Studio LLC<br />shane@offgridstudio.com<br />
    • 130.
    • 131. Sustainability<br />“To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” <br />Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.” <br />
    • 132. U.S. Building Impacts<br />39%<br />Greenhouse<br />Gas Emissions (CO2)<br />60%<br />Total Waste<br />(non-industrial)<br />13%<br />Water Use<br />72%<br />Electricity<br />Consumption<br />Test<br />
    • 133. GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS (BY SECTOR)<br />#1 Buildings<br />#2 Transportation<br />#3 Industry<br />

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