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File #: 2016-0829    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/30/2016 In control: Committee on Performance and Asset Management
On agenda: 10/4/2016 Final action: 10/18/2016
Enactment date: 10/18/2016 Enactment #: 29
Effective date: 10/21/2016    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title VI, Conduct, by adding a new Article and Chapter, "Article II : Sustainability, Chapter [626] 629 : Building Benchmarking"
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title VI, Conduct, by adding a new Article and Chapter, "Article II : Sustainability, Chapter [626] 629 : Building Benchmarking"

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WHEREAS, the government of the City of Pittsburgh seeks to provide its citizens with safe and vibrant neighborhoods, great jobs, a strong system of education and innovation, and a high quality of life; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of Building Benchmarking increases transparency and access to building information, enhances coordination and efficiencies among departments and partner organizations across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors; and improves provision of services; and

WHEREAS, it should be easy to do business in the City of Pittsburgh. Online building information means more convenient services for citizens and businesses and online government interactions improve the cost-effectiveness and accuracy of large building specifications; and

WHEREAS, Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization Green Building Alliance, the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and other founding partners launched the Pittsburgh 2030 District in 2012, demonstrating that to date over 470 buildings representing 74.5 million square feet are committed to 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions below baselines by the year 2030, while also voluntarily reporting annual performance against these goals to Green Building Alliance; and

WHEREAS, other leading U.S. cities, such as Philadelphia, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, and Washington D.C., have adopted building energy reporting and transparency requirements, thus demonstrating the acceptability and feasibility of such requirements; and

WHEREAS, a transparent building benchmarking platform also makes certain that every aspect of the built environment has reliable digital descriptions of building information and performance available to citizens and entrepreneurs for dee...

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