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File #: 2010-0168    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/2/2010 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 7/27/2010
Enactment date: 7/27/2010 Enactment #: 27
Effective date: 8/10/2010    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four - Public Places and Property, by adding a new Article XIV- Public Buildings, Chapter 490 - Energy Sustainability.
Sponsors: William Peduto
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. 2010-0168.doc, 2. 2010-0168 VERSION 2.doc
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four - Public Places and Property, by adding a new Article XIV- Public Buildings, Chapter 490 - Energy Sustainability.

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Four - Public Places and Property, by adding a new Article XIV- Public Buildings, Chapter 490 - Energy Sustainability, as follows:

§ 490.01 Municipal Building Energy Sustainability.

§ 490.02 Purpose
The purpose of this section is to create a program that requires the City to continually optimize energy usage by requiring regular energy audits and improvements of City-owned buildings.

§ 490.03 Responsibility
The Sustainability Coordinator shall determine a proper schedule for and oversee the energy audits, ensure implementation of energy conservation measures, and deliver an annual report to Council and the Mayor. The Sustainability Coordinator shall also determine a list of criteria for examination at each property. An annual report shall be provided to City Council and the Sustainability Commission.


§ 490.04 Applicability
This legislation shall apply to all municipal buildings over 5,000 square feet.

§ 490.05 Audit and Energy Conservation Measures
The energy audits to be performed shall be investment grade audits, which assess the following: amount of energy currently used by the building and for what purposes; recommended energy conservation measures; approximate costs of implementing the measures; and estimated resulting energy savings.

§ 490.06 Requirements
There is approximately 1.9 Million square feet of City-owned property above 5,000 square feet. The City shall, using the following timeline, perform energy audits and improvements each year until all buildings have been improved.

Timeline:
Year Square Footage to be addressed
2010 250,000
2011 275,000
2012 275,000
2013 275,000
2014 275,000
2015 275,000
2016 275,00...

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