The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.
The provisions of this appendix are designed to offer conservation practices that achieve greater benefit than the minimum requirements of the International Green Construction CodeTM (IgCCTM).
This appendix shall provide a basis by which a jurisdiction can implement measures to increase natural resource conservation, material resource conservation, energy conservation, water conservation and environmental comfort and mitigate impacts of building site development.
APPLICABILITY AND CONFORMANCE
Project electives shall be applicable to building, structures and building sites constructed under the provisions of this code.
A102.2 Required number of and selection of project electives.
The jurisdiction shall indicate the number of project electives required in the blank provided in the row that references Section A102.2 in Tables A104, A105, A106, A107 and A108. Each project constructed in the jurisdiction shall be required to comply with this number of project electives. A total of not less than this number of project electives shall be selected by the owner from each table. Selected project electives shall be applied as mandatory requirements for the project. Selected project electives shall be communicated to the code official by means of checking the appropriate boxes in the tables and providing a copy of the tables, or by inclusion of a list of selected project electives, with the construction documents.
The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this appendix, have the meanings shown herein. Refer to Chapter 2 of this code for general definitions.
DESIGN LIFE. The intended service life or the period of time that a building or its component parts are expected to meet or exceed the performance requirements.
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. Renewable energy generated from the interior of the Earth and used to produce energy for heating buildings or serving building commercial or industrial processes.
INFILL SITE. Infill sites are one of the following:
1. A vacant lot, or collection of adjoining lots, located in an established, developed area that is already served by existing infrastructure;
2. A previously developed lot or a collection of previously developed adjoining lots, that is being redeveloped or is designated for redevelopment.
SERVICE LIFE. The period of time after installation during which a building or its component parts meets or exceeds the performance requirements.
VOCs, TOTAL (TVOCs). Sum of the concentrations of all identified and unidentified volatile organic compounds between and including n-hexane through n-hexadecane (i.e., C6 - C16) as measured by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry total ion-current chromatogram method and are quantified by converting the total area of the chromatogram in that analytical window to toluene equivalents.
SITE PROJECT ELECTIVES
SITE PROJECT ELECTIVES
|SECTION||DESCRIPTION||MINIMUM NUMBER OF |
|A102.2||The jurisdiction shall indicate a number between and including 0 and up to and including 6|
to establish the minimum total number of project electives that must be satisfied.
|A104.1.1||Flood hazard area preservation||Yes||No|
|A101.1.2||Flood hazard area minimization||Yes||No|
|A101.1.3||Flood hazard area, existing building||Yes||No|
|A104.6||Mixed use development||Yes||No|
|A104.7||Changing and shower facilities||Yes||No|
|A104.8||Long-term bicycle parking and storage||Yes||No|
|A104.9.1||Site hardscape project elective 1||Yes||No|
|A104.9.2||Site hardscape project elective 2||Yes||No|
|A104.9.3||Site hardscape project elective 3||Yes||No|
|A104.9.4||Roof covering project elective||Yes||No|