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File #: 20-067    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt an ordinance amending the Energy and Green Building Codes of the County of San Mateo Municipal Code to make local amendments to the State Building Standards Code, previously introduced on February 11, 2020, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. 20200225_o_Reach Codes.pdf, 2. 20200225_att_A - Local Amendments to the Energy Code with changes, 3. 20200225_att_B - Local Amendments to the Green Building Code with changes.pdf, 4. 20200225_att_C - Summary of Amendments, 5. 20200225_att_D - Cost of All-Electric Construction and EV Charging Infrastructure.pdf, 6. 20200225_att_E - Summary of Community Engagement and Outreach.pdf, 7. 20200225_att_F - 2019 Building Electrification and EV Infrastructure Reach Code Initiative Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Jim Eggemeyer, Director, Office of Sustainability
Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director, Planning & Building Department

Subject: Adoption of an Ordinance - Local amendments to the California Energy and Green Building Code


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt an ordinance amending the Energy and Green Building Codes of the County of San Mateo Municipal Code to make local amendments to the State Building Standards Code, previously introduced on February 11, 2020, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

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BACKGROUND:
Building Standards Code Adoption Process
Every three years, the State of California adopts new building standards that are organized in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, referred to as the California Building Standards Code. This regular update is referred to as a "code cycle." The most recent code cycle was adopted in 2019 with an effective date of January 1, 2020. This code cycle is an opportunity to adopt optional local energy code amendments, or reach codes, that exceed State code standards. Historically, cities and counties have adopted reach codes to the California Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) and the California Green Building Standards - CALGreen (Title 24, Part 11) codes to meet local climate action goals.

Optional local amendments or reach codes must be filed with the California Building Standards Commission for the amendments to be in effect in the local jurisdiction. In addition, the local amendments of the Energy Code must be approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and filed with the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), requiring the jurisdiction to demonstrate that the amendments to the code are cost effective and do not represent an unreasonable burden to builders and ultimately, the building's occupants. Unlike amendments to the Energy Code, a cost-eff...

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